All students will study English Literature. This course allows students to experience a range of Literature drawn from contemporary and modern texts, texts from across the globe and texts which have had a significant influence on our English literary and cultural heritage. They will be given the chance to study a modern text, i.e. post-1945, from which point a discernible shift in culture is evident. They will also learn to recognise that Literature has the power to cross cultures. The course takes a skills-based approach to the study of Literature, which will enable students to make original and individual responses to each element of assessment.
All students will study English Language. This course allows students to demonstrate their ability in functional English, to investigate and analyse language and to experiment and use language creatively. It offers a skills-based approach, which will enable them to make original and individual responses to each element of assessment. They will be given the opportunity to explore the way language works and to understand and appreciate the way writers and speakers adapt their language to suit their audience and purpose.
Studying English Literature is both fun and useful. Students will have the opportunity to read and discuss some of the most famous and exciting books ever written as well as learning how to appreciate the craft of the writers who produced them. Wherever possible we make sure that all drama texts studied are experienced as live theatre.