English Language and Literature

English Language and Literature


8700 and 8702


All students will follow this double entry course which includes Speaking and Listening, Writing and Reading.

The English Language and Literature syllabi are designed to work together, and candidates will take modules in both subjects in Year 10 and Year 11.

  • Students will undertake a range of activities in Speaking and Listening, for example group presentations, problem-solving activities, debate and discussion. 
  • Students will read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, including Shakespeare and other major writers.  They will discuss and comment upon their reading in talk and writing.
  • Students will produce written work which is varied in form, purpose and audience.  They will learn to plan, organise and draft their writing for effective communication and consider presentation.


English Language and Literature are both entirely assessed by 100% examination at the end of the two year linear course.

Speaking and Listening will be assessed and recorded separately. Students now get a pass, merit or distinction for their speaking and listening assessment.

Exams are in the summer of Year 11.


Updated 09/03/2022