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English Language and Literature A-Level at Sir John Talbot's Technology College

Course description

This course is designed to enable you to:

  • Read widely and independently, both set texts and others that you will select.
  • Engage creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them.
  • Develop and effectively apply your knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation through discussion, creative writing and extended responses.
  • Explore the contexts of the texts you are reading and others’ interpretations of them.
  • Become an independent and reflective reader and writer.

Will this course suit me?

The course suits those who enjoy reading widely, including both modern and classic texts. You should enjoy responding in detail to texts in a critical way, relishing the chance to discuss writers’ techniques in the form of written essays. There is also the opportunity for some creative writing, based on a text you will study. Ideally you will have at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject you wish to study.

Entry requirements

We ask that students applying to the Sixth Form have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*– C Grade and aim for a B Grade in their chosen subject of study (predicted grades). 

It is possible to choose some subjects if you have not studied them for GCSE. 

You will be invited to attend a short, informal interview with the Head of Sixth Form to discuss your application and talk through your options. All places offered will be conditional until you have received your GCSE results in August and enrolment will take place on GCSE Results Day.

Future opportunities

English Language and Literature will give you a wide range of options when you progress to university including English degrees, teaching, journalism, business and law. This course complements many other subjects, particularly History and Philosophy and Ethics and languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Talbot's Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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