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English IB (Block A) at St Simon Stock Catholic School

Course description

This course is part of the IBCP Pathway and must not be chosen alongside A Levels.

The study of texts, both literary and non-literary, provides a focus for developing an understanding of how language works to create meanings in a culture, as well as in particular texts. All texts may be understood according to their form, content, purpose and audience, and through the social, historical, cultural and workplace contexts that produce and value them. Responding to, and producing, texts promotes an understanding of how language sustains or challenges ways of thinking and being.


Course content

Specific cultural and reading practices play a central role in the way we generate the meaning of a text. As these practices change, over time or from place to place, the meaning we ascribe to a text shifts and can become unstable. seek to explore the nature and meaning of art through an understanding of its social, cultural or historical context and the role of the reader or audience’s response to the text in generating meaning.


Entry requirements

The general entry for the IBCP is five Grade 4's and above at GCSE level. IB subjects have the option of a higher or standard level. All students will initially be put forward for the higher level and final entry will be decided after student enrolment on the course. . For students aiming to complete this at Higher Level, a 5+ in English at GCSE is recommended.


Future opportunities

The “Pathways” focus on a specific career and suggest subject combinations to give the best experience, understanding and qualifications that would be required to follow suggested careers. English can be a supporting subject for almost every career going, with a main focus on the Media/Journalism/Law pathways.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us or your school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years