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Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above - and a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature

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Full time

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Duration

2 academic years

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Timetable

Various


Key features and Benefits

  • New Blackburn Sixth Form
  • 100% A-Level pass rate in 20 subjects
  • Increase in A-Level high grades A*, A, B
  • You may wish to study English Language and Psychology alongside this A-Level

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Overview

On this course you will be introduced to a wide range of texts both old and new. If you enjoy reading, discussing and writing about fiction then this is the subject for you.

Offering a clear progression from GCSE, this course allows you to build on the skills and knowledge of literary techniques you have already gained and helps you prepare for your next steps.

What will I study?

In the first year you will study the following texts:

Othello - William Shakespeare

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller

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In the second year you will study the following texts:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 

Songs of Innocence and Experience - William Blake

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above. Please note that you will need a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by written examinations and coursework.

What can I do next?

Many students studying English Language choose to advance on to a related Higher Education course including English Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism and many more. A degree in English Literature opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

Career Options

  • Author
  • Digital Copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • English Teacher
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