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Ms Green

Entry Requirements: 

Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature and
Grade 5 GCSE in English Language

Course Overview: 

English Language is an empowering subject which enables students to explore the influence of language used in our everyday lives. The course contains a wide range of topics including representations of social groups in our media, attitudes to accents, dialects and language change and child language acquisition. Additionally, students will develop their own persuasive, informative and storytelling writing skills. There is freedom to choose an area of interest to in-vestigate in detail for the coursework including the language of talent show judges, football commentators and advertisements.
English language develops the critical thinking required in a wide range of A-level and degree courses.

Exam Information: 

Duration: 2 Years
Exam Board: AQA 
A Level English Language 7702/ A Level Exams in summer of year 13
NEA (Coursework) 20% of A Level mark

Qualification Gained: 

A Level in English Language

Career Opportunities: 

A Level English can lead to university courses in English, Sociology, Law and Journalism amongst others. It is relevant to a wide range of career paths, including education, advertising, speech therapy, law, media and journalism.

Subject Links:

Sociology, Media Studies, Psychology, English Literature, Law, Philosophy