English Language

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

You are interested in learning how English is used in both spoken and written language.

To understand, analyse and discuss how different writers persuade, inform, instruct and advise their different audiences.

To see how the English Language has changed over the centuries, including how texting, social media, Twitter and blogging has impacted on language in the 21st century.

To develop crucial skills needed to succeed in any career, university course or apprenticeship.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

You will analyse a wide range of transcripts from television and radio and spontaneous real life talk in a range of situations. You will improve your ability to structure your writing, create valid arguments and develop your vocabulary. Both the AS and A-Level include opportunities to express yourself creatively by writing fiction and non-fiction in a variety of genre.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – exam

Year 2 (A-Level) – 20% coursework and 80% examination

 

PROGRESSION

It opens doors to a variety of careers including law, teaching, business, marketing, advertising, journalism, publishing and speech therapy. A-Level English Language is accepted for entry onto a wide range courses at university, including those within the Russell Group and at Oxbridge.