AS/A-Level English (Key Stage 5)
Welcome to the department's Key Stage Five page. English is an enjoyable course to study provides the opportunity to develop a wide range of valuable skills from analysis to communication. One of the best
As a department, we run two different A levels: English Literature and English Literature and Language. If you're interested in finding out more about English as a potential AS/A Level subject or are currently studying one of the courses and want help improving your work, use the links below to access the relevant information.
Frequently asked questions:
Which exam board do you study?
Both qualifications are WJEC courses.
What are the entry requirements?
To study either course, you need to have achieved at least a C grade in both GCSE English language and GCSE English literature.
Which course is best for me?
To answer this question, you need to consider which aspects of the GCSE course you enjoyed most, where your strengths lie and which course sounds most interesting to you. If in doubt, ask your English teacher for advice; they know you well and therefore will be able to give you advice.
Where can an A level in English take me?
The simple answer to this is... anywhere. English is a well respected qualification which develops a range of important skills and therefore is valued by universities and employers alike. Although the most common areas for further study or careers are media, journalism, law, business and the arts, past pupils have gone on to study a wide range of subjects including medicine.
What will I study?
During your study on English Literature at A-level, you will study poetry by Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, A Street Car Named Desire, Jane Eyre, Shakespeare and have the opportunity to build your own research project around your choice of literature.