Worthing College

English Language A Level

Worthing College
In Worthing

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Typology A Level
Location Worthing
Duration 2 Years
  • A Level
  • Worthing
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

The course aims to develop your understanding of the English Language - what it is and how it works. You will explore a wide variety of English Language texts - spoken and written - and learn how to analyse language use in different contexts.

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Starts Location
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Worthing
Sandition Way, BN FD, West Sussex, England
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Starts On request
Location
Worthing
Sandition Way, BN FD, West Sussex, England
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To take into account

· Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language

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What you'll learn on the course

GCSE English
Writing Skills

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Course programme

English Language

What is this course about?
The course aims to develop your understanding of the English Language - what it is and how it works. You will explore a wide variety of English Language texts - spoken and written - and learn how to analyse language use in different contexts.

What topics will I study?
You will focus on three specific social contexts at AS:
  • Language and Power
  • Language and Gender
  • Language and Technology

At A2 you will look at how children acquire language and how language has changed over time. For coursework you will carry out a language investigation on a subject of your own choice.

How will my work be assessed?
  • At AS you will be assessed by an examination at the end of the year and by a coursework folder of original writing.
  • At A2 you will be assessed by an examination at the end of the year and through language investigation coursework.

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What skills do I need to succeed?
  • You will need to learn to analyse language data clearly and accurately, using the appropriate terminology and linguistic frameworks.
  • You will need to be able to write effectively for different audiences and purposes in the original writing coursework.

What knowledge do I need to succeed?
You already know a huge amount about the English language - you've been using it all your life! However, you do need to be genuinely interested in what language is and how we use it.

What are the lessons like?
A wide range of teaching and learning styles is used during the course. Lessons include: discussion, group work, task-based learning and research activities.

What have I got to do to do well?
  • Complete all assignments and homework tasks on time.
  • Display good communication skills in speaking and writing.
  • Learn and be able to apply the necessary terminology and ideas about language.

What do people do with A level English Language?
  • Go on to study it at a higher level
  • Use it as a helpful qualification in careers such as teaching, journalism and the media

Will there be any significant costs related to this subject apart from normal stationery?
No.

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