English Language A Level A Level

Subject Area A Levels
Course Type A-Levels
Qualification A Level
Start Date September 2020, September 2021
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English Language A Level A Level

In A Level English Language all kinds of texts are examined, from cartoon-strips and food labels to political speeches and song lyrics.

The focus of this course is the detailed and systematic analysis of language in both its spoken and written modes.

You will develop a thorough understanding of lexis and semantics, grammar, text organisation, pragmatics (the hidden meanings of language) and the supportive use of images.

You will also conduct a detailed study of English Language in its social contexts by examining how power, gender and technology shape and reshape how language is used.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 5(B) in English
  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
  • You must have 5 GCSEs at Grade 4(C) or above
What will I learn?
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  • Language and social groups

  • Language and region

  • Language and gender

  • Language and ethnicity

  • Child language acquisition

  • Language change

  • Language in the world

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