Assessment is ongoing through homework assignments as well as verbal feedback and discussion during classroom based activities.
Work is marked according to the course mark schemes and assigned guideline grades to enable students to chart their progress.
Some work is completed through timed assignments to enable students to practice exam skills with time constraints.
Lessons are timetabled at around 5.5hrs per week over five days. The actual days and times that a student is expected to attend depends on subject combinations. At A Level, students are expected to complete 10 to 15 hours per week of independent study.
Student on the course will develop important specialist knowledge and a range of transferrable skills. For example:
• Critical analysis, both written and verbal
• Writing skills for different purposes
• Producing displays and presentations
• Working with others
• Group discussion
• Target setting, planning and organisation
Upon completing this course you will be equipped to progress to university, a higher apprenticeship or into work. English Language is an ideal first step in the study of arts and humanities subjects, or English Language and Literature.
A qualification in English language can lead to careers such as: advertising, journalism, publishing, TV, radio and film, events management, and creative writing.
A reading list will be available for students at the start of the course.
Offering clear skills progression from GCSE, these courses allow students to build on the skills already gained and prepare for their next steps.
The variety of assessment styles used, such as data analysis, discursive essays, directed writing, original writing and research-based investigative writing, allows students to develop a wide range
of skills. These include critical reading, data analysis, evaluation, the ability to develop and sustain arguments and a number of different writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future