WHY STUDY ENGLISH?
A popular course at the Creative & Media Studio School, English Language & Literature enables you to continue developing your skills in both these areas in a challenging and creative way. If you enjoy creative writing and reading novels, plays and poetry, as well as studying real speech and media texts, this is the subject for you. English Language and Literature A-Level aims to provide students with the invaluable foundation for a selection of vocations. The structure of the course covers both the skills and techniques in Language and Literature and develops a mature outlook on the linguistics found throughout the modes of texts discovered throughout the world. To be successful, you will need good analytical skills and also a love of literature. You will learn in an interesting variety of ways including, small group discussion, whole class teaching, role plays, presentations and essay writing. Independent study skills will also be essential.
WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?
This course offers opportunities for students to develop their English expertise by engaging creatively and critically with a wide range of texts. Using literary and linguistic concepts and methods, students analyse literary and non-literary texts in a range of modes and genres, gaining insights into the nature of different discourses and ideas about creativity. Students develop skills as producers and interpreters of language by creating texts themselves and critically reflecting on their own processes of production. Learners will gain an A-Level which is joint Language and Literature. This qualification is universally respected and beneficial for various vocations including journalism, editing, creative writing, politics and marketing.
As a student of English you will quickly realise that English as a subject surrounds us. From speech in daily conversation to the literature of advertising, we are immersed in the subject every day. To help your exploration of English in all its forms, we offer a mix of visits and enrichment opportunities such as:”
• Theatre Trips.
• Guest Practitioners.
• Collaborative projects with the Netherhall Learning Campus.
• Exploring and visiting places that bring the context of texts to life.
Grade 6 in English Language in addition to a minimum of Grade 4 in 4 other subjects, including Maths
FUTURE PATHWAYS IN A LEVEL
ENGLISH! Studying English Language and Literature at the Studio School will help you develop invaluable skills in reading critically, analysing and evaluating, and researching independently. These are highly sought after skills for further study and future employment, no matter which direction you choose to go in!
NON/FICTION WRITER BLOGGER
EDUCATOR LAW LIBRARIAN LEXICOGRAPHY FINE ARTIST POET
JOURNALISM COUNSELLING SCREEN WRITER
PUBLIC RELATIONS COPY WRITING
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER