If you love the English language and are interested in understanding how it works from every angle, then this is the course for you. This course explores the way English is used in a variety of contexts; we will investigate the use of language in both literary and non-fiction texts, looking at drama, poetry and prose. We analyse the way writers use both literary and linguistic techniques. You will become familiar with literary and linguistic
meta-language. We will explore English in use within non-literary contexts such as conversation, speechmaking, informal discussion and spontaneous speech. It is the mixture of literary and linguistic analysis that makes this a unique course that offers a different approach to the study of English.
AS: Year 1
Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale (prose)
Robert Browning – anthology (poetry)
An anthology of non-fiction texts focused on Paris (prose)
A2: Year 2
Tennessee Williams – A Streetcar Named Desire (drama)
F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (prose)
Non-Examined Assessment – analysis of one literary and one non-literary texts of your choice
At Least 5 GCSEs Graded 9-4 Or A*-C. Grade B/6 Is Preferred In English.