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English Language

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Overview

Why are words so powerful? If you’re captivated by language, from text messages to textual analysis, this course will develop your interest in speech and writing.

Studying A Level English Language will radically change your perception of written texts and spoken interactions, developing broad-ranging skills in analysis and evaluation. You will look for hidden meanings in advertisements, discover why your favourite TV show makes you giggle and even study the magic behind online dating ads!

If you enjoy reading a range of fascinating and engaging texts, have an interest in writing creatively and wish to learn more about spoken interactions in everyday life, this course is for you. You will get to indulge your interest in speech and writing and discover how language works.

This subject unlocks entry onto a wide range of university courses.

What will you learn?

• Develop and apply your understanding of the concepts of language using terminology to investigate the methods appropriate for the analysis and study of language

• Explore data and examples of language in use

• Engage creatively with creative original writing tasks

• Explore language critically through the analysis of spoken language and non-literary texts

• Explore language and meaning, attitudes conveyed, a range of modes and genres

• Develop independent learning skills

• Develop and apply your understanding of the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis and study of language

• Explore data and examples of language in use

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is for you if you enjoy reading a range of fascinating and engaging texts, have an interest in writing creatively and wish to learn more about spoken interactions in everyday life. It unlocks entry onto a wide range of university courses and will be of benefit in all career paths.

Entry Requirements & Other Info
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    You will need a minimum of five GCSE grades 9-4 and a GCSE average of 5.3. You will also need to have achieved a grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language or Literature.

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    This course will provide you with the opportunity to visit places like London through our Cultural Citizen Programme, as well as hear from guest speakers from companies like the Hull Daily Mail. You will also get the opportunity to take part in our Upskilling project, the student-led magazine Vox.

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    Holding an A Level in English Language could boost your chances to bag a place at your chosen university, as it is a highly rated and prestigious course. It will also fit in well with higher-level apprenticeships in marketing, PR or journalism.

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    Students who complete a qualification in English Language go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Journalist, Lexicographer, Writer, Copywriter, Archivist or Teacher, to name a few.

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