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English Language A Level at New College Telford

Course description

The course contains regular assignments and assessments, with deadlines agreed by your tutor. Final assessment is by examinations in the first year and further examinations and coursework (20%) in the second year. This course will suit people who enjoy writing and have an enthusiasm for reading in their spare time.

Course content

This course has relevant, engaging and up-to-date content that reflects contemporary language study. With exciting text and data-based sources of language, the specification introduces the study of English in its various forms and contexts, with methods for analysing language underpinning all elements of the course. You will not study any novels, plays or poetry. The course very much focuses on how we use language today as individuals and members of society. You will look at gender, occupation, accent and dialect, social groups, power and technology. The texts come from a range of sources such as websites, forums, articles, adverts, transcripts of spoken language and are produced by a range of writers and speakers. You will explore how the writers/speakers have used language to suit their intended audiences and purposes and how meanings and representations are created.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs grade C or better and at least a Grade B in English Language.

Future opportunities

English Language is accepted as a sound preparation for a wide range of degrees because it develops skills in the areas of research, analysis and personal written style, as well as the acquisition of a specific body of knowledge. Many students go on to study courses in English, Journalism, teaching, speech therapy and Media. Future careers and professions include: Teacher, Author, Publisher, Librarian, Lawyer, Journalist and other media related roles.

Further information

This course combines well with a wide variety of other A levels and Level 3 BTECs but especially complements those with high levels of written content such as History, Psychology, Sociology or Film and Media. This can be taken alongside A level English Literature but not A level Combined.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2016
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
    • Email address:
    • admissions@nct.ac.uk

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