English Language


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
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Why study English Language?

  • I want to know more about how language works – its grammar, vocabulary and how we use it
  • I want to explore the power language can have to influence people
  • I enjoy analysing written and spoken texts
  • I enjoy group work and contributing.

What does the course consist of?

  • Topics such as how and why our language changes; how children learn to communicate and why there are regional and social differences in speech
  • Analysis of written, spoken and electronic texts
  • Exploring important issues about language, power and representation
  • Investigate an aspect of English that interests you, and write a piece of original writing such as a story or film review
  • Much of the work is done by discussion in groups.

How is this course assessed?

  • By examination (80%) and two pieces of coursework (20%).

What might this course lead on to?

  • Higher education
  • Careers which require a good understanding of the English language, such as journalism or broadcasting, teaching, PR, media, publishing, libraries and management.
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