Subject Overview

As a core subject, you will study both English Literature and English Language. For English Literature, you will study 15 poems, Blood Brothers, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and our Shakespeare text Macbeth. For language you will study 19th, 20th and 21st Century texts as well as produce your own creative pieces.

On this course you will

  • Investigate and analyse a series of set texts
  • Produce creative pieces of writing
  • Record a speech for your Speaking and Listening assessment certificate

How is the course assessed

English is assessed by 100% exam. For English Language there are two exam papers. For English Literature there are two exam papers.

What career opportunities are there?

Success in English can lead to a wide range of careers from journalism to law. All employers want to know that you can read and write.

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