This course offers the opportunity to study both English language and literature in an integrated way, bringing together great texts, analysis and the skill of original writing. You’ll be encouraged to: read widely across all main genres of writing, develop the ability to read closely and analyse any expression of English and become a confident writer in various modes and forms.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements
  • Grade 4 (C) in English Language or Literature and a minimum of a 3 (D) in Maths and
  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above (1 Vocational or Technical Qualification at Merit or above may be counted) and
  • Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table) and
  • Grade 4 (C or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
Subject Specific Entry Requirements
  • 5 (C) in English Language
Course Content

Download the course fact sheet here.

Course support and Enrichment

Essential skills for this course include a good standard of written English and the ability to read extended texts such as novels.
The course builds on the typical content of GCSE English Language and Literature, so already having some success in these subjects is extremely beneficial. Typically, students with at least B grades at GCSE find that they can bridge across to A-level without much of a problem. You will be supported in class as you study the texts and work to improve your analytical skills and ability to write in various forms.

  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
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You can choose to start with 3 or 4 subjects. Please note that a diploma course counts as 2 subjects and you cannot take more than one diploma course. For more information about combinations please view each subjects course information and take a look at our entry requirements.

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