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English Language at Lodge Park Academy

Course description

Units Studied ‐ Year 12

Unit 1 – Language: Context and Identity (Examination) 50%
This component introduces students to how language is used in data from a range of sources. Students will explore how the contexts of production and reception affect language choices. Students will also explore how writers and speakers present themselves to their audiences.

Unit 2 – Child Language (Examination) 50%
In this component, students will explore the development of both speech and writing in children between the ages of 0 and 8. Students will focus on the spoken language acquisition of children and will explore how children learn to write. Students will be able to analyse child language and apply the appropriate theories of children’s language development.

Units Studied ‐ Year 13

Unit 3 Language Variation (Examination) 35%
This component introduces students to the ways in which language varies, depending on the contexts of production and reception. Students will explore and critically evaluate how language choices can create personal identities.

Unit 4 – Child Language (Examination) 20%
In this component, students will explore and critically evaluate the development of both speech and writing in children between the ages of 0 and 8. Students will focus on the spoken language acquisition of children and will explore how children learn to write.

Unit 5 – Investigating Language (Examination) 25%
In this component, students will have the opportunity to develop their research and investigation skills. They will consolidate their knowledge of language frameworks and key language concepts gained from components 1, 2 and the coursework.

Unit 6 – Crafting Language (Coursework) 20%
In the coursework, students will develop their research skills as they explore their selected writing genre and will demonstrate their skills as writers, crafting texts for different audiences and purposes.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lodge Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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