English A-Level Pathway
SUBJECT COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES
These are just some of the recommended subjects, but other combinations are also available.
Additional Study Skills
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)is a largely self-directed research project into a topic of the student’s choice. You will develop your study skills as you plan, research and develop your idea, creating either a research assignment, a product or an activity (e.g.,an event)as your final piece. The EPQ may also count towards UCAS points.
Core Maths is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future care and life.
This one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in the future.
Work experience examples (skills, sector, employers) Might be a local school (primary or secondary),local newspaper/radio station or marketing department. You may also want to join a local writing group or get involved in other local groups /charities to gain experience in marketing and publicity.
Internal and External opportunities:
JWC MagazineYoung Enterprise ChallengeSummer Schools,such as the Sutton TrustSocial Media Projects
Consider starting your own blog!
Skills built from studying these subjects:
These are just some examples ….
- Independent Working
- Time Management
- Organisation and Planning
- Critical Reasoning and Analysis
- Communication (oral and written)
- Exploring Other Perspectives
Example Career Pathways
These are just some examples
Copy EditorWriterNewspaper/Magazine JournalistDigital Copywriter BroadcasterPublisherWeb Content ManagerMedia ResearcherTechnical AuthorMedia ResearcherPublic Relations Officer
Advertising CopywriterScreenwriterWriter/AuthorMarketing Executive
Teacher (all levels)English as a Foreign Language (EFL) TeacherEducation Consultant
Specialist Careers Information
Formal Education routes are open such as Higher Education and Apprenticeship options. Freelancing and Self-Employment is also a consideration for those wishing to write professionally.
- English Literature
- Creative Writing
Specialist University Information
- Teaching Assistant
- Social Media