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English Language and Literature at Prospect School

Course description

English ‘A’ Level is about response and communication, both oral and written. It is a demanding and rewarding course. The examinations require a very thorough knowledge and understanding of the set texts and test your ability to evaluate, analyse and criticise as well as apply knowledge about written and spoken English language.

Course content

The English Language and Literature course aims to combine the skills of reading, with creative use of writing and analysis of spoken and written English. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to pursue their own interests in the English language, how it has changed over time and how it varies across the country. Students will be expected to engage in a wide range of literary and non-literary texts including novel study and an anthology.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English or English Literature at grade 5 or above
  • Four other GCSE's at grade C or above
  • You must enjoy reading and language and enjoy being challenged by more complex English concepts


100% Written Examination

Future opportunities

A’ Level English has a high academic reputation in most areas of employment and with universities and colleges. The course is expected to produce people who are well read and are capable of expressing themselves fluently. These skills are useful in a wide range of degrees, from Law to Medicine, and careers in media and education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prospect School directly.

Last updated date: 07 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


  • More information
    • At Prospect we are committed to continuous improvement and the raising of educational standards. As a Specialist College in Sports and ICT we aim to build on our current successful practice of developing young people who are physically, emotionally and educationally healthy. The concept of ‘personal best’ is used to develop students who are determined to succeed with whatever academic, sporting or personal goal they set. We are very proud to be able to offer the widest range of learning options of any school in Reading, backed up by an excellent welfare structure. We encourage and project an ethos of mutual respect and support where the diversity of people’s backgrounds is used to enrich our community and everyone is treated with equal value and care. Staff are committed to working in partnership with students and parents to widen perspectives, raise expectations, give encouragement, offer guidance and help every child achieve their personal best. We celebrate and recognise all types of achievement to build self-belief and self-esteem and to create an enjoyable and rewarding learning atmosphere. We are rightly proud of our school and students and aim to give you a flavour of what we have to offer, but in order to fully appreciate for yourself the fantastic facilities and opportunities, I would encourage you to visit us to see the school in action for yourself.