English Language and Literature

Subject Intent: Why English Language and Literature?

In the English Language and Literature curriculum, students are encouraged to develop their skills as producers and interpreters of language, reflecting on how writers convey messages and how they can use writing to convey messages of their own. Students will develop an analytical lexicon comprising of key linguistic and literary terms that they can apply to any seen or unseen text. The analytical commentary that forms part of the curriculum allows students to develop not only their self-awareness, but an ability to evaluate how the texts they have written fit within wider literary and linguistic traditions. The many skills developed across the course equip students for success, not only in English, but in other subjects and the wider world.

What will I study ?

In Year 12

• “Wuthering Heights”

• A collection of Romantic poetry

• An anthology of non- fiction writing from the exam board

• The coursework: one non- fiction piece, one fiction piece, and a commentary on both.

In Year 13

• “A Streetcar Named Desire”

• Unseen prose passages

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here