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Available Courses:

AS and A Level

This subject will suit you if:

  • You’re creative and interested in developing your writing skills.
  • You enjoy reading a wide range of texts.
  • You like exploring texts closely and analysing significant language features.
  • You’re interested in discussing issues and theories about language.
  • You can work independently, but also enjoy working in groups.
  • You’re interested in completing your own research.

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AS and A Level

This subject will suit you if:

  • You enjoy reading a wide range of texts including novels and plays but also non-fiction such as journalism and travel writing.
  • You are interested in finding out more about the language of speech and how it might be represented in plays and novels.
  • You are comfortable with writing essays and enjoy writing creatively.
  • You enjoy discussion and debate.

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AS and A Level

This subject will suit you if:

  • You enjoy reading novels, poetry and plays in English lessons or at home for pleasure.
  • You like to study issues affecting our lives today, issues of love, war, religion, politics, anything that shapes who we are.
  • You enjoy discussion and debate.
  • You are comfortable with writing essays and enjoy coursework.

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Success Story – Holly Bryson

Layout 1Holly managed to gain work experience at ITV after university and after that placement was kept on as a runner, before being invited to interview for a year’s traineeship in the factual department as a junior researcher.

Her application was successful and she has continued to work in the department after her traineeship. Highlights of her career so far have included travelling to Poland with a Holocaust survivor to tell his story, and meeting and working with Holly Wells’ family.



English Literature, French, Law, Drama

After OSFC:

University of Leeds – Broadcast Journalism

Why I chose this subject…

I decided to come to OSFC because I was really impressed with the friendly atmosphere as well as the facilities on offer. There are lots of study areas with computers and the main library has all the resources you could possibly need.

The tutors are friendly and approachable too and provide you with a lot of support. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

Additional Activities:

  • Theatre trips
  • Creative writing workshops
  • Trip to John Rylands Library
  • English Language residential trip to London
  • Trips to university study conferences


Popular Combinations:

These subjects combine well with each other, but you can also choose to study one alongside a variety of A Levels from a range of disciplines.

Popular choices include:

Possible Progression:

Our English courses can help prepare you for a wide variety of HE courses and careers, particularly those involving writing skills (such as Broadcasting and Journalism). English courses can lead to a very flexible range of professions.


Results 2016

Topic Pass Rate %
English Language 100
English Language and Literature 100
English Literature 100