30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 653756

Sixth Form Absence: 01803 653 761

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E:   T: 01803 653756
Sixth Form Absence Line: 01803 653 761

English Literature

"As a student who loves to read, English A-level gives me the opportunity to think more deeply about the books I read and what the author really means. The skills I learned from this class have given me a greater understanding of all kinds of literary texts, and have really improved my communication and written work in my other subjects.  I love English and I thoroughly recommend it”.        Year 12 Student

English at A Level is an exciting subject.  Students are encouraged to be curious and to think deeply about texts, exploring interesting ideas and learning how to develop their own critical voice. No two lessons look the same: students may find themselves writing creatively to ‘unlock’ the meaning in a poem; debating the ideas in a novel or using drama to make the words of the text come to life. 

We believe that enjoyment of English is vitally important both inside and outside of the classroom.  This is why we offer exciting opportunities such as Creative Writing Masterclasses, Book Club and the chance to attend the Ways With Words literary festival through teh student bursary scheme.  You could even find yourself directing or starring in your own Shakespeare production in a local theatre as part of the Shakespeare for Schools Festival.

Whether you aspire to study English at university or wish to pursue a career in a totally unrelated field - Law, Medicine, even Accountancy – A Level English will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed: an ability to think critically, to communicate fluently and to deal empathetically with the world around you.

Current Teaching Staff:   
Mrs J Preston - Head of Department,
Mrs H Baker-Thornton, Mrs A Beal, Mr J Gregory, Ms M Harrington, Mrs K Kember.

Examination board and syllabus: AQA (specification A): English Literature

You can find out much more about English Literature in the Sixth Form HERE.

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