Mrs Angela Lucas (Head of Department)
Mr Andy Taylor
Mrs Sarah Fisher
Miss Claire Carnell
Miss Rachelle Stowell
What do students study?
Students can choose to study English Language and/or English Literature A Level in the Sixth Form.
In the first year, students study how purposes, audiences and contexts can influence a text and how it is constructed. They will explore how our language is influenced by gender, power and technology and write two creative pieces for coursework.
In the second year, students explore how language develops and how and why it has changed. Students also conduct an independent investigation into an aspect of language that interests them.
In the first year, students study the Literature of the First World War and read works across gender and the genres. Writers will include the famous Owen and Sassoon but also lesser known writers too. In addition, students read plays, letters and biographies from this period.
In the second year, students read a Shakespeare play and compare it to other texts such as Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’ and Ian McEwen’s ‘Enduring Love.’ They also read a variety of texts on the topic of ‘Love through the ages’.
How are students assessed?
Both English Language A Level and English Literature A Level are assessed through coursework, which makes up 40% of the final qualification, and examination, which is 60% of the qualification. The examining board is AQA for both Language and Literature.
Please contact Head of Department, Angela Lucas for further information: