English Language

Varndean College
In Brighton

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Important information

Typology Course
Location Brighton
Duration 2 Years
  • Course
  • Brighton
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

Language Acquisition: language acquisition and social development of children from 0-11 years \ Language Change: historical and contemporary changes in the English Language from1700 to the present day.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Brighton
Surrenden Road, BN1 6WQ, East Sussex, England
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Starts On request
Location
Brighton
Surrenden Road, BN1 6WQ, East Sussex, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are as for all advanced courses, including grade C or above in English at GCSE.

Course programme


ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Level(s):AS, A2

FACTS
Courses available

AS, A2

Entry requirements

How the courses are assessed

AS: 60% exam, 40% coursework
A2: 60% exam, 40% coursework

Exam board

AQA

Where does it lead?

English Language students go on to take a wide range of degrees. Some of them are now studying Linguistics. This subject can lead to journalism, PR, teaching, law and any other career where the ability to use language appropriately is valued. Several students recently have gone into speech therapy and sports journalism.

Other information

Please do not come to English Language expecting a course in Creative Writing. There is, however, a Creative Writing group available as an enrichment activity.


If you are interested in the English Language itself - how we use it for different purposes, how it changes over time and place, how other people use it - then this will be the right English course for you. We study the structure of the language and how its use and development cannot be separated from the society in which we live. You will collect your own data, produce some of your own writing and also look closely at how other writers use English for their own specific purposes.

TOPICS COVERED
AS Level
Categorising Texts (exam)
Exploring and understanding spoken and written language in use \ Understanding the effect of purpose, audience and context on language choices \ The analysis and investigation of a variety of extracts taken from everyday sources. Language and Social Contexts (exam)

Language and Gender \ Language
and Power \ Language and Technology

A2 Level
Developing Language (exam)
Language Acquisition: language acquisition and social development of children from 0-11 years \ Language Change: historical and contemporary changes in the English Language from1700 to the present day.

Investigating Language (coursework) Coursework exploring and analysing language data \ Data collection methodology \ Analysis and interpretation of data using appropriate linguistic methods and techniques \ Evaluation and investigative conclusions.


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