English Language AS/A Level
This course will develop your interest in the use of English giving you the linguistic skills to analyse a wide range of spoken and written texts. You will produce pieces of journalistic writing about language, and study how language use might be influenced by power, gender and technology in different contexts.
If you take the full A level, you will further develop your understanding of key concepts and theories in language study, with an additional focus on language and the media, how children acquire language and how language changes over time. For coursework you will conduct an independent language investigation and an accompanying academic poster.
Entry requirements: Grade 6 in English Language is recommended, especially for students who intend to take the subject on to a full A level.
Course assessment: External exams and coursework.