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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 1987.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

English is an exciting and important qualification which will enable you to develop your skills and abilities, providing you with progression routes to higher education, employment or further training.

A-level English Language and Literature develops students’ ability to apply and integrate linguistic and literary approaches.  Students develop techniques of analysis, evaluation and production of texts.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C equivalent or above, including English Literature and Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

To progress to the second year, you will need to demonstrate a Pass grade or above in your first year.

Course Content

We will explore:

  • How language choices shape meaning in texts
  • Ways in which texts are interpreted by different readers or listeners
  • Ways in which texts relate to each other and to the contexts in which they are produced and received
  • How to apply linguistic and literary methodologies and concepts to inform students’ responses to and interpretations of texts.

How will I be assessed?

Second year: assessment is 80% by exam and 20% by coursework.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You can use this qualification to help you gain entry to higher education or to go into employment.

Career prospects include roles in primary, secondary and further education teaching, education advice and guidance, advertising, media, recruitment consultancy, publishing, human resources, journalism, secretarial work and special needs support assistance.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Abbey Sisson

“Amazing” diploma offered more than sixth form for audiologist Abbey

As a teenager Royal Derby Hospital audiologist Abbey Sisson wanted to find “something different” after her GCSEs.
She had achieved As to Cs but was unsure about taking A levels because she wasn’t a natural at exams. She wanted to find a different direction and, on a whim, popped into an open day at Broomfield Hall.  
Abbey liked what she found – she made friends immediately – and was impressed by the Level 3 Public Services Uniformed Extended Diploma. It offered coursework modules, the equivalent of three A levels and “loads of opportunities” which helped her CV for job applications.
Abbey passed with a distinction and almost immediately after College landed a job as an emergency department assistant at the Royal Derby Hospital. Finding no clear career path there, she applied internally and went on to work in audiology as an assistant.
While there, she devoted her spare time, doing work placement on her days off, to achieve a foundation degree and a first-class BSc Healthcare Science Audiology degree at Aston University. Now a qualified audiologist at the Royal Derby, Abbey said her time at College helped her into the workplace.    

I was keen to do something different, and it really was different – it was amazing. I don’t think I would ever have had so many opportunities if I’d gone into the sixth form.  We volunteered in schools, doing sports leadership, as well as stewarding for events too. We had loads of opportunities. Because of the course, when I came to apply for jobs, I had a lot to say.

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