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How is the course assessed?

  • Two exam papers at the end of year 13 (80%) 

  • NEA (Non examined assessment): 1. Carry out your own research in an investigation, of your own choice, into language use (10%). 2. Using a style model, complete your own creative writing with accompanying commentary (10%) 

What is the average class size?

Class sizes are usually between 10 and 20 students. 

Are the teachers specialists in the subject area?

All teachers have degrees with specialisms in English.

How successful have previous students been in this subject?

 The course has had excellent pass rates with many previous students going on to university to study English Language, creative writing, writing for the media, journalism and sports journalism .

What other subjects compliment this course?

History, Psychology, Media, Dram, Politics, English Literature, Sociology.

Will studying this subject allow me to go to university?

Yes. It’s an academic and challenging subject which is prized by leading universities as an indication of advanced analytical, writing and thinking skills. As a core academic subject it can pave the way to many different courses and careers.

What careers can the subject lead to?

Teaching, writing, law, politics, journalism, editing, publishing, marketing, social media, film and TV, theatre, linguistics, speech and language therapy and more.