English and maths entry requirements: Grade 4 in English and 4 in maths.
Plus standard entry requirements: Six GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
While this is an English Language course, it is not the same as GCSE English Language. While there are some similar and transferable skills, the A Level is much more focussed on independent learning and discussion. There are opportunities for you to develop your own interests and ideas while covering topics such as popular culture and current affairs. There are also numerous opportunities for cross-curricular learning as we look into subject areas such as the media, art, history, creative writing, sociology, psychology, philosophy, politics, law, biology, literature, creative writing, classics, business, IT, geography, music, the influences of modern foreign languages, religious studies, etc. The course is very versatile but it is worth noting that while we do cover these topic areas, we are discussing them specifically in relation to their influence on the English Language.