Ms Sue Simmonds: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will study a selection of fiction and non-fiction from an anthology as well as two prose texts and a modern play with an option to study poetry as well. A 3000-word coursework essay in Y13 makes up 20% of the final grade. This comprises original writing and a commentary on your creative process. You will work independently on this with tutorial support from staff.
Exams: two exams at the end of Y13 making up 80% of the final grade.
Exam Board: Edexcel
A*-B 52% | A*-C: 91% | A*-E: 100%
Students on average achieved over half a grade above their predicted grades based on prior GCSE attainment this year.
Sixth Form entry criteria plus a minimum GCSE grade 5 in English Literature and Language
English Language & Literature is regarded as a facilitating subject and is welcomed by universities for almost any degree course.
Apprenticeships in journalism, marketing, publishing.
Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience
Creative Writing Club (A level students work with lower school students on their creative writing)
Theatre trips to see plays.
Swindon Poetry festival
Cheltenham Literature Festival