In order to be considered for an A Level programme of study, you will need to obtain a minimum of five GCSEs at a grade 4/C or above. Specific entry requirements for this course are detailed below.
You should have at least a grade 4 or GCSE Grade C in English Language and English Literature, with one of those grades being a 5 or higher.
You should enjoy reading, and welcome the chance to read extensively in literature, newspapers, and journals. You must want to develop your understanding of language and your range of writing skills. You should be a person who likes research, discussion, and developing ideas in essays. You should also
appreciate the challenge to develop your analytical language and skills.
*Please note that these entry grade requirements may differ to those published in the 2019 prospectus. Grade requirements as detailed here and on the website should always be used as the most accurate and up-to-date ones.
An A Level in English can lead to a Higher Education course in this or a related subject, or to any career which needs an understanding of human relationships and social issues – media work, management, teaching, law, social and probation work are some examples.
Confident self-expression, the ability to organise material and thoughts and effective fluent writing styles are skills recognised by all employers. English Language and Literature develops all these skills, offering opportunities for creative, analytical and discursive writing.
This course does not contain a specific work experience component but many of the skills you will learn are essential to employability. If needed, our Employability Team can help you find local work placements that will support the course.
You will need to buy your own copies of set texts and provide your own stationery. The College’s Learning Resource Centre is well stocked with a variety of daily and Sunday newspapers and journals, support materials, past papers and exemplars to support your studies.
If you have a question about this or any other full-time course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 611470