We’re going to learn to cut and paste kids! We’re going to learn to cut and paste, kids! Commas matter. Punctuation saves lives! English Language allows students to engage with language in the world around them.
Prescriptivist or descriptivist? Do you embrace language change or wince at your friends’ terrible grammar and outrageous punctuation on Facebook?
Whatever your belief, English Language allows you to explore your personal point of view. You’ll be encouraged to develop your study of written, spoken and multi-modal texts. You’ll hone your critical analysis skills and evaluate data from all sorts of places. You’ll also have the opportunity to sharpen up your creative writing and research skills.
The course is fast paced. It has to be. Be prepared to create presentations, work in a team and deliver your own lessons. You will enrich your taught input with autonomous investigations of linguistics.
It’s taught by experienced specialists, and is an extremely popular course, with excellent results. In 2017, 88% of students achieved A*-C grades.
It’s a keystone A Level. Studying English literally gives you the ‘key’ to an awe-inspiring wealth of future careers, from law to leisure industries, advertising to accountancy, tourism to teacher training, journalism to public services to the media. Or, you might end up becoming a writer!
A Level assessments include two summative examinations and the compilation of a coursework folder. This folder is made up of language investigation and a piece of original writing.
In order to be considered for this course you must have a grade 5 at GCSE level in English Language.
A GCSE grade 4 or above in Mathematics or 4-4 in Science is also essential.