Why Should You Take This Course?
If you love the English language and are interested in understanding how it works from every angle then this is the course for you.
This two-year course explores the way English is used in a variety of contexts; we will investigate the use of language in both literary and non-fiction texts, looking at drama, poetry and prose.
We analyse the way writers use both literary and linguistic techniques. You will become familiar with literary and linguistic meta-language. We will explore English in use within non-literary contexts such as conversation, speechmaking, informal discussion and spontaneous speech.
It is the mixture of literary and linguistic analysis that makes this a unique course that offers a different approach to the study of English.
In the first year you will study the following texts:
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale (prose)
Carol Ann Duffy - Meantime (poetry)
An anthology of non-fiction texts focused on Paris
In the second year you will study two of the following texts:
Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
NEA - analysis of literary and non-literary texts of your choice
This course is a well-respected qualification for any university.
How will I be assessed?
Two exams at the end of each year plus a coursework entry, in year two of 3000 words.
Are there any special expenses?
Students are recommended to purchase their own set texts.
We still have spaces available for courses starting in September 2018. If you wish to apply, please complete the online application form as soon as possible.