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English Language at Mark Rutherford School

Course description

English Language at A Level provides you with a natural progression from your GCSE study of English and encourages you to develop your interest in and appreciation of English, through learning about its structures and its functions, its developments and its variations. The course allows you to develop your ability to express yourself in speech and writing, producing texts for different audiences, purposes and in different genres.

In the first year, the course focuses on Categorising Texts, Original Writing and Social Contexts, with an emphasis on Language and Gender, Language and Power and Language and Technology. The coursework is focused on original writing, with an analytical commentary. In the second year, topics are Child Language Acquisition and Language Change, and a Language Investigation provides the coursework element.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for you to join the Sixth Form to study A Levels or their equivalent is seven GCSE passes at grade C or above,to include English or Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mark Rutherford School directly.

Last updated date: 22 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years