English Language A Level at Bacon's College
A Level English Language is a popular amongst academic students and is best suited to those who enjoy analysing written texts at a very intense and academic level. Students need to employ a high level of linguistic knowledge and understanding to their reading and analysis of texts. In order to succeed, students must be able to write fluent and coherent essays which draw upon their knowledge of linguistic terminology and theory and be able to develop and reflect critically on their own writing.
You will study how language differs in written and spoken contexts, the role of purposes, audiences and contexts and the impact of these pressures on language production and reception. You will also produce a language investigation on a topic of your choice and a piece of original writing. Students also find the study of language acquisition in young children incredibly fascinating and stimulating, in addition to the work on language change,focusing on how English has evolved and changed over the last three hundred years.
Component 1: Language, the Individual and Society
Component 2: Language, Diversity and Change
Component 3: Non-Exam Assessment
Students must achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, including Mathematics, although a range of ‘B‘ grades is preferable. You must also have a ‘B’ grade in English Language to be able to study this subject.
Exams and assessment.
A significant number of students have gone on to study English Language at university after their extremely positive experiences at A-Level. The subject is welltaught and led and results are consistently among the best in the subjects offered by the College. It has also helped those students who wish to apply for Arts-based degrees and as well as those studying Law, History, the Sciences and Medicine.
The ability to read and write at a high level of competency is perhaps one of the most significant set of skills an individual can acquire; A Level English Language is therefore a worthy and rewarding subject to study for many careers and professions. Those students interested in the power of language and how language defines, shapes and controls us would benefit hugely from studying this subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.