The course allows you to creatively explore the links between literary and linguistic methods through a variety of spoken, written and multi-modal texts.Some of the texts you will explore over the course range from Shakespeare and literary classics such as ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein’, to modern novels like ‘The Kite Runner’ and ‘The Lovely Bones’
Studying English Language and Literature at the Studio School will help you develop invaluable skills in reading critically, analysing and evaluating, and researching independently. These are highly sought after skills for further study and future employment.education.
Students applying must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at C grades with English and Maths. As of 2017, this will include at least a grade 4 (old Grade Cs) in English Language OR Literature as well as Maths. A grade ‘C’ in a GCSE Art-based/creative subject, or level 2 equivalent, would be advantageous for showing your ability to cope with the Level 3 study specialism. Upon gaining an interview for the Art & Design course you must bring with you a Portfolio of work.
When you complete your AS in English at the end of Y12, you can chose to complete with an AS or continue onto A2 in Y13 (provided you have achieved an AS pass grade). A2 is a separate qualification to AS. If you “top up”2 to an A2 A level, your final A2 grade will override your AS grade.
One of the biggest advantages of the Studio School is every department has unlimited access to all of the resources on offer. Each department does, however, specialise in an array of core resources. This enable students to get the most out of the resources closest to their chosen subject.
As a student of English Language and Literature, you will have access to all the resources Studio School has on offer. You will be able to take advantage of a wide range of literary resources and technical facilities that will help with your study.
As part of the English A-Level, you will also have access to Kindle Fire Tablets with copies of all your texts pre loaded.
Thanks to an open plan office style environment, the Studio School is quite literary designed from the ground up to promote collaboration between students. This enables learning to take place not just in lessons but at any time, anywhere. Students share ideas for upcoming projects and provide feedback on current projects. This type of social interaction is such an important skill and something few environments can offer. It’s not just about #CreateYourself, but #ShareLearnImprove.
As a student of English you will quickly realise that English as a subject surrounds us. From speech in daily conversation to the literature of advertising we are immersed in the subject every day.
To help your exploration of English in all its forms, we offer a mix of visits and enrichment opportunities such as:
English Language and Literature provides a fantastic platform for future academic study and employment in all subject areas. In addition it is also an avenue into the following:Editing / Publishing / Teaching and Education (Primary, Secondary, FE and HE) / Lexicography / Journalism / Marketing / Public Relations / Writing / Copy Writing / Law / Intelligence and Information to name but a few.
Maybe you have a question about the different range of units you can study? Or maybe you want a bit more info on the resources? Whatever your question, the Tutors are more than happy to answer any that you have. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with all the answers.