The syllabus has four Units of study, which incorporate both linguistic and literary texts.
Requires study of a wide variety of written texts, both non-fiction and spoken, including autobiographical and biographical writing, letters, journals, essays and media texts. Close study of Spoken Language is a requirement. This will entail analysis of
formal speeches and transcripts of conversations, study of verbal conventions, exploration of influences on speech development and usage, and reflection on the power of the spoken word. Assessment is via terminal exam.
Units two and three
Require study of Literary texts, including novels, plays and poetry from a range of eras. These will be assessed via terminal exam, and one section will have an element of creative writing as one of the tasks.
A coursework task which we hope will allow some individual choices by students in terms of texts studied and creative work. Assessment is by production of a portfolio and submission for external assessment.
This is a very broad and varied course which will suit those who enjoy exploring the impact of language across a wide spectrum of texts and situations.
Grade 6 in both GCSE language and literature or a B grade in another relevant subject and a grade 6 in one of these.