There will be plenty of varied reading about ideas, concepts and theories relating to language. There is a focus on new linguistic techniques, both for use in your own writing and for applying to texts created by others to consider different uses of language. You will be able to produce sustained, controlled analytical writing full of personal ideas and responses by the end of two years.
Location: St. Wilfrid's Sixth Form College
Course Level: Entry
Duration: 2 Years
5 good GCSEs including in English Language and Maths.
It is strongly recommended that you have a very good grade in English Language or Literature (grade 5/6).
You’ll be taught in classroom sessions using a wide range of teaching and learning methods. This course is examined by a total of two written external exams and two pieces of coursework. The first coursework piece is a piece of original writing and an accompanying commentary, as well as an investigation into an area of linguistic study of your choice.
There are two topics of assessment – Language, the Individual and Society and Language Diversity and Change. The course is assessed via two exams worth 40% and a coursework investigation on own choice of issue relating to language worth 20%.
An A-level in English Language is particularly useful if you are interested in studying law, journalism, education, social work, PR and Media.