Welcome to the English department. On this page you will find an introduction to the department and the individual subjects we offer.

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English courses

English Language

The course covers topics such as how we acquire it from birth, how it varies according to factors like accent, gender, ethnicity and how and why English has become a global language. If you are interested in why people talk and write like they do, or are curious about the social and historical contexts in which texts are produced, you will really enjoy studying English Language.

For more information please see the English on the college website.

English Language GCSE

We offer a highly supportive and well-resourced one year course which is suitable for those students who have previously gained a Grade 3 in GCSE English Language and who would like to achieve grade 4 or higher in this subject.

Our one year course is an intensive programme designed to inspire and motivate all students, whilst providing appropriate stretch and challenge and career related skills and links. Importantly, the GCSE English Language is an essential qualification for progression onto A Level and many other Level 3 courses. It is also frequently required for university entry in the UK.

For more information please see the English Langauge GCSE on the college website.

English Language and Literature

If you enjoy reading and discussing literature but also have an interest in linguistic approaches to language, you will enjoy this course. English Language and Literature is a two year linear course that allows you to engage with all three literary genres (poetry, prose and drama) but also allows you to be creative and investigative.

For more information please see the English Langauge and Literature on the college website.

English Literature

If you enjoy reading and discussing literature, you will enjoy this course. You will gain a detailed understanding of a broad range of poetry, prose and drama, while developing different critical approaches which can be used in reading and analysis. It is therefore essential that you are prepared to read independently.

Students starting an English A Level will be embarking on a linear course which means that all exam units will be assessed at the end of two years.

For more information please see the English Literature on the college website.

If you have any questions relating to any of these subjects please email openevent@aquinas.ac.uk
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