English Language AS/A Level
How do we learn to talk? How has the English Language changed over time? How does language represent the world around us? These and many other questions will be addressed on this fascinating course which offers something quite different from GCSE English study. You will become a linguist, able 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, for coursework you will conduct an independent language investigation and an accompanying academic poster.
Entry requirements: A grade 4 in GCSE English Language and/or GCSE English Literature although a higher grade is strongly recommended for students who intend to take the subject to the full A level.
Course assessment: External exams and coursework.