A Level English

The English Department offers two A-level courses: English Language and Literature, and Media. Students take advantage of smaller class sizes and the expertise of at least two teachers, as well as facilities for video editing, photography and desktop publishing.

English Language and Literature A level

The course is designed to encourage students to:

use integrated linguistic and literary approaches in their reading and interpretation of texts

engage creatively and independently with a wide range of spoken, written and multimodal texts, exploring the relationships between texts

undertake independent and sustained studies to develop their skills as producers and interpreters of language


Media Studies A Level

The course is designed to encourage students to:

enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives

develop critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts and through the creative application of production skills

explore production processes, technologies and other relevant contexts

become independent in research skills and their application in their production work and in developing their own views and interpretations