English Language

Course Length: 2 years
Study Type: Full time
Start Date: September 2024

Course Overview

You will study a range of language topics and learn how to analyse different texts, including conversations generated by modern technology. The course covers thought-provoking topics such as gender, accent and dialect, and occupational English.

  • Entry Requirements
    Grade 9-4 in GCSE English. Please see our Entry Requirements for more guidance.
  • Benefits/Skills
    You will learn to adapt your writing skills to suit various formats, such as articles, essays and analyses. Analytical skills are essential to further study in all subjects and you will develop these by critically comparing texts.
  • Units/Modules
    Core topics on this A level include Language Change and Language Acquisition. Language Change includes the history of English from its beginning around 500 A.D, while Language Acquisition details how children learn to speak, read and write. As part of the Language Acquisition modules, you will look at work from linguists such as Noam Chomsky and B.F. Skinner.
  • Careers/Progression
    Students with an A level in English Language study a wide range of subjects at university, as the skills developed are transferable. You could go on to study humanities, social science, English, journalism or creative writing.

just for fun

Racecar, rotavator and level are all examples of what:
A) Synonym
B) Homonym
C) Palindrome
Correct answer: C) they are all palindromes - words that are spelt the same forwards and backwards
Male and female student sat at a table looking at the camera

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