What will the course involve?
English Language is a popular A Level appealing to students because it examines texts in the real world such as adverts, speeches, and newspaper articles.
The emphasis is on understanding how and why language is used in specific ways and developing knowledge of key terminology which will help you analyse texts in a concise and focused style.
After learning how to analyse unseen texts, you will continue to develop your understanding of key frameworks as well as studying the development of English Language over time. This topic covers historical, social, and cultural aspects as well as examining current attitudes towards the effects of new technology. There is also a focus on spoken language. You will analyse a wide range of transcripts from television and radio, real life talk, comedy, and child language acquisition.
Where does A Level English Language lead?
English subjects are challenging, but are an excellent preparation both for university and your future career. For instance careers include:
- Information management
- Careers in public services.
Course Entry Requirements
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and a grade 5 in GCSE English Literature (if studied).
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Jack Yates – James Journalism & PR, Staffordshire University
Paige Elliott – English Language, Lancaster University
Jess Molyneux-English & Philosophy, University of Liverpool