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English Language

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title English Language
Code 60146400
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

In Year 1, this course will enable students to explore the fundamental structures, functions and diversity of writing, speech and conversation, and how language functions in different social contexts. Students will also learn methods of language analysis which will underpin their learning throughout the whole course. In Year 2, students will explore variations in written texts and how children's language develops from birth. There is also a coursework unit which will enable students to investigate a language area of their choice as well as giving them an opportunity to write creatively.

How will it be delivered?

Two written Exams and Non-Exam Assessment (NEA); Paper 1 - 40% of A Level, Paper 2 - 40% of A Level, NEA- 20% of A Level

Entry requirements

5 or more standard GCSE passes or higher (grade 4 or higher) including GCSE Maths and either English Language or English Literature at a grade 4 or above. If a student is applying for a course in a subject that they have studied at GCSE it is expected that a student would have achieved at least a standard pass (grade 4) in this subject.

Your next steps...

English Language is a subject which is very well regarded by higher education institutions. Though it is something we use every day, this is an opportunity to understand the mechanic of our native language. Therefore, it complements any educational course that a student might follow and provides a new perspective on most professions. It is widely accepted for careers in teaching, journalism, the media, social work, marketing, publicity, and many more.

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