Ormiston NEW Academy

Excellence through Endeavour

English

English Literature

Othello

Examining body: AQA English Literature A

Course content

Students will study:

  • A pre-1900 poetry collection
  • Modern texts-to include: Stockett’s The Help, Plath’s Ariel and William’s Streetcar Named Desire
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Othello
  • Unseen poetry and prose
  • A range of critical points of view
  • Independent study task

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C including grade C in GCSE English and a B in English Literature.

Progression routes

There are many career opportunities studying English Literature which continues to be a highly regarded by all Universities. English Literature is considered a high academic qualification and is viewed positively across a range of university courses. Students will study texts such as King Lear, The Great Gatsby and Wuthering Heights.

Career prospects include: teaching, journalism, politics, publishing, the media, radio and television.

For further information contact

Mrs L Wilkes


Film Studies

Examining body: WJEC

Course content

Students will study four units:

  • Unit 1 FM1: Exploring one film form
  • Unit 2 FM2: British and American Film
  • Unit 3 FM3: Film Research and Creative Projects
  • Unit 4 FM4: Varieties of Film Experiences: Issues and Debates

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs A*–C including a grade C in English.

  • Foundation Portfolio – Video production: completion of a film opening
  • Key Media concepts and Representation – study of TV Drama and Film Industry
  • Advanced Portfolio – Media production
  • Critical Perspectives in Media – Evaluation of production work plus theoretical study of ‘we Media and Democracy’ or ‘Media in the Online Age’

Progression routes

There are many career opportunities available including obviously the film industry, journalism, publishing, teaching, television and the visual media. Film Studies also provides an excellent foundation in all elements of research and theory application – a crucial skill for university study. Students will learn the differences between micro and macro features in film as well as exploring British and American film and the development of the film industry.

For further information contact

Miss G Whitehouse


English Language

Examining body: AQA English Language

Course content

Students will study:

  • The key concepts of audience, purpose, genre and mode
  • Language in its wider social, geographical and temporal contexts
  • Processes of language change
  • Social attitudes to, and debates about, language diversity and change
  • Independent language investigation

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C including grade B in GCSE English.

Progression routes

The study of English Language will give you universally transferable skills such as communicating and informed criticism which are useful in most professions. Direct career paths include: media, journalism, teaching, marketing, politics and the civil service.

For further information contact

Mrs V Galtress