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English Language and Literature A level at The John Fisher School

Course description

The new English Language & Literature course enables you to develop a deeper understanding of our changing language over time by exploring the science of English – Linguistics. This allows you to develop your own creative writing skills via the study of modern texts. The course is a suitable subject to compliment subjects like: History, Politics, Media, Psychology, Art, Classics & Languages.

Course content

During the course you will study: The heart of this course is exploring the joy of creative writing. You will look at modern texts and draw your inspiration from the world around you to write creatively. A Level (incorporates the separate AS units): Unit 1 – Modern Non-Fiction Anthology: includes twitter feeds, graphic novel excerpts and an interview with Dizzy Rascal. Unit 2 – Novel study of the Great Gatsby and the poems of William Blake. Unit 3 – Jerusalem a play by Jezz Butterworth. Unit 4 – Coursework: a study of the book Hyperbole and a Half based on the online blog by Allie Brosh. If you love writing fiction, are planning a career in journalism or really enjoy reading online blogs and keeping up with modern, world news; Literature & Language is the course for you.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in both English Language & English Literature.

Future opportunities

This subject fits well with most combinations of subjects to meet the entry requirements of the majority of Higher Education courses. In employment or further training English skills are highly regarded by

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Fisher School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years