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Entry Requirements

Grade 6+ in both English Language and English Literature

About the course

Explore the power and influence of the spoken and written word.
Consider and analyse how language and literature can impact an individual, a community or an entire society.
Make personal and perceptive readings of texts.
Apply your knowledge and understanding of language in creative writing.

English Language and Literature

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Possible future careers...

Journalist, Copywriter

Speech Therapist,

Public Relations, Marketing


Broadcast Journalist




Year 12 Topics

Telling Stories:
Remembered places - the representation of place: Anthology of texts linked to the city of Paris
Imagined worlds - point of view and genre in The Handmaid's Tale
Poetic voices -the forms and functions of poetic voice in the poetry of John Donne

Exploring Conflict:
Writing about society - the role of the individual in society and re-creative writing based on The Kite Runner
Dramatic Encounters - conflict in the drama A Streetcar Named Desire

Non-exam Assessment:
A personal investigation that explores a specific technique or theme in both literary and non-literary discourse.

Goes well with...

History, Politics, Philosophy and Ethics, Media

Year 13 Topics

Completion of Non-exam Assessment
Revision of content introduced in Year 12
Exam skills


You will have two exams in the summer of Year 13
Paper 1: Telling Stores (40% of grade)
Paper 2: Exploring Conflict (40% of grade)
You also complete an NEA (20% of grade)

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