Develop your independence, creativity and maturity with our combined course.
English Language and Literature is a course which will give you a chance to pursue your own creative interests within a clear framework, while developing your analytical skills.
Larkin’s poetry and The Great Gatsby will be studied under the theme of The Individual and Society. You will also study Voices in Speech and Writing, looking at a set drama text, Miller’s All My Sons, as well as podcasts, blogs, speeches, screenplays and travelogues. The stimulus material in the anthology is fascinating!
A coursework submission is required, and the topic will be ‘Identities’. You will produce your own creative fiction and non-fiction work and a critical commentary, stimulated by texts including 1984 by George Orwell and the articles of journalists such as Caitlin Moran and Charlie Brooker.
"The classroom dynamic is amazing - everyone is as passionate about the subject as you are, and I have never had a bored moment, be it studying Maya Angelou or The Great Gatsby." Oliver Hancock, English Language and Literature student.
Voices in Speech and Writing
As part of this topic, students will study Voices in Speech and Writing: An Anthology which will include examples of non-literary and digital texts from the 20th and 21st century. This will be coupled with the study of Arthur Miller’s play, All My Sons.
Varieties in Language and Literature
The theme studied will be Society and the Individual. For this, students will study F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel about the American dream, The Great Gatsby and Philip Larkin’s poetry, The Whitsun Weddings.
Coursework is part of the course and the topic will be Identities.
GCSE grade 6 in English Language AND English Literature.