An introduction to GCSE English Language

Why study IGCSE English Language?

English Language is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English, pupils develop skills in speaking and listening and in reading and writing, skills that they will need to participate in society and employment. Pupils learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively. Looking at the patterns, structures, origins and conventions of English helps pupils to understand how language works. Using this knowledge, students can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations, as well as appreciate and interpret the choices made by other writers and speakers. The Spoken Endorsement offers an excellent opportunity to develop confidence and skills which are highly transferable to the future workplace.

Film Studies in the Sixth Form

Film Studies encourages students to develop their intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills as well as the academic application of the theories and frameworks which underpin the course.

Film Studies A-level is an exciting introduction to a wide range of films from early silent cinema and 1930s Hollywood films to contemporary and experimental contemporary cinema, documentaries and global films. These are analysed using a number of different study frameworks such as: theories of spectatorship, narrative, ideology and critical debates.