English Language & Literature GCSE at John Leggott Sixth Form College
The course focuses on reading, understanding and analysing a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods. You will need to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures.
The course offers two equally-balanced papers, relating reading sources to the topic and theme of writing tasks. The reading sources act as stimulus for writing tasks, providing students with a clear route through each paper.
In English Language, Paper 1, Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, students look at how writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to engage the interest of readers. In Paper 2, Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, students look at how different writers present a similar topic over time.
English Literature students will study a 19th-century novel and a Shakespeare play. In addition students will study some modern drama and a wide range of poetry linked by theme.
Please email BridgetJacques@leggott.ac.uk for further information.
You will be supported to progress onto either A Levels, Btec, an apprenticeship, further training or employment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.