English & Languages

In the English and Languages department you will learn to think critically about the world around you.

The English and Languages team are enthusiastic and committed subject specialists who have high aspirations for their students. Studying English and/or a modern language will help to expand your horizons and develop your critical thinking skills, and universities look very favourably on our A Levels.

We live in an increasingly globalised world so there has never been a better time to study a modern language. You will study the language, culture, history and literature of France, Germany or Spain, developing new perspectives and independent research skills. You will have the opportunity to participate in foreign trips, a fantastic way to hone your speaking skills. We also have a dedicated Languages Centre and native speaking assistants.

Do you enjoy reading and analysing texts? With a choice of three English courses, we can guarantee there will be one to suit your needs. English helps you to develop your communication skills and encourages you to think critically about the world around you. We explore texts in their socio-historical and political contexts and help you to dig deep into the effects of writers’ techniques. See the subject spotlights for more information on the different English courses we offer. 

We also offer University level and Access to HE courses in this area.

English & Languages courses
at Truro College(16-18)

A Level English Language                       Subject Spotlight

A Level English Language & Literature   Subject Spotlight

A Level English Literature                        Subject Spotlight

A Level French                                        Subject Spotlight

A Level Spanish                                      Subject Spotlight

English & Languages courses
at Penwith College(16-18)

A Level English Language                        Subject Spotlight

A Level English Language & Literature    Subject Spotlight

A Level English Literature                        Subject Spotlight

A Level French                                         Subject Spotlight

A Level Spanish                                       Subject Spotlight

Why choose English & Languages?

1. Lively, enthusiastic tutors, committed to helping you achieve the very best you can

2. Opportunities to engage with a wide range of contemporary and classic writing, and a variety of trips from watching plays at Stratford to working in Primary Schools in Brittany

3. Excellent progression rates to University

Spanish students sitting outside of the Valencia Port
The group of students taking in the crystal blue waters along the Orange Blossom Coast.

Choose English and Languages for careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing
  • Features Editing
  • Translating
  • Interpreting
  • Lexicography
  • Law
  • Publishing
  • Press Editing
  • Script Writing
  • Novel Writing
  • Speech Therapy
  • International Aid/Development Work