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English Language

In Key Stage 5 students have the option of studying English Language or English Literature and both courses are offered at AS and A2 Level.
The AS and A Level English Language course gives students the opportunity to study English language and its use in contemporary communication. It aims to encourage a critical response to texts in a range of forms, styles and contexts, and to promote skills of communication, reading, research and analysis. Through their study, students develop an ability to read and analyse material, gaining further knowledge and understanding of English language features and issues, and writing clearly, accurately, creatively and effectively for different purposes and audiences.

As well as the English AS and A2 courses, the English Department prepares students for the IELTS exam which students take in Year 13 at the end of Term 1. The IELTS exam is an international English language exam which assesses students’ language level in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is required by universities as evidence of English language proficiency for overseas students.