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English Language

This course aims to develop your expertise by engaging creatively with a wide range of discourse and texts. You will create texts and reflect critically on your own processes of production, while analysing texts produced by others. English Language is a flexible subject that opens up a wide range of opportunities. You will be required to work independently and think critically.

Entry requirements:

In order to be considered for this course, a Grade B or above in GCSE English or English Literature would be desirable. Should you still wish to be considered with a Grade C, you should request an interview with the course tutor.

How the course is taught:

The course is taught by a range of teachers to facilitate the exploration and study of all the different areas of language variation, change and acquisition, and attitudes to language.
Teaching activities include teacher and student-led sessions, group work and independent study/research.

What areas are covered by the course?

Year 12

Students in Year 12 follow the AQA English Language syllabus which offers students the opportunity to develop their subject expertise by exploring key language concepts and engaging with a range of texts and discourses.  Students will study English language both as a medium of communication and as a topic in its own right.

 

Year 13

Students in Year 13 follow the AQA English Language syllabus which offers students the opportunity to further develop their subject expertise by engaging creatively and critically with a wide range of texts and discourses.  Students create texts and reflect critically on their own processes of production, while analysing the texts produced by others.  The specification looks at language both as a medium of communication and as a topic in its own right.

 

Year 12

Year 13

Language and the individual – textual variations and representations

Language the individual and society

Language Varieties : Language diversity and Language discourses

Language diversity and change

 

Non-examined assessment – Language in action

How the course is assessed:

20% coursework, 80% examination.

 

Subject Specific Compulsory Activities

Independent research is a compulsory element of the course.

 

Career Opportunities:

English Language offers a number of progression routes including Law, Journalism, Teaching, the Media and Speech and Language Therapies. The qualification is well respected by universities and therefore an asset for students hoping to gain a place on any degree course.