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English Language at South Wilts Grammar School for Girls

Course description

English Language will give you the opportunity to develop your interest and enjoyment of English, through learning about its structures and functions, development and variation. It will develop your ability to express yourself in both speech and writing, read a wide variety of texts, develop your skills of critical thinking and attentive listening.

Course content

How will you learn?
The course will make use of a wide variety of teaching and learning styles with particular emphasis on individual research, guided reading, group discussion and presentations. Close analysis of written texts and speech transcripts will form a major part of most lessons.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a grade B in English at GCSE.


Examination Board: AQA

Paper 1 Language, the individual and Society
1 hours 30 mins
70 marks
50% of AS
Section A
25 marks
25 marks
20 marks
Two unseen texts to be analysed, linked by topic or theme:A question requiring analysis of one text
A question requiring analysis of a second text
A question requiring comparison of the two texts
Paper 2 Language Varieties
1 hour 30 mins
70 marks
50% of AS
Section A
30 marks
Language Diversity
A discursive essay on language diversity with a choice of two questions
Section B
40 marks
Language Discourses
A directed writing text on attitudes to change

Future opportunities

The knowledge, skills and understanding acquired in this course will stand you in good stead for a very wide variety of careers and Higher Education courses including English Language, Linguistics, Media, Journalism, Teaching and Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Wilts Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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