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English Language at Island Innovation VI Form Campus

Course description

AS/A Level English Language is a Level

3 qualification in Linguistics. As such,

it is highly regarded by universities for

entry to a variety of undergraduate

courses, including Journalism, Law and

Modern Foreign Languages, as well

as English and Linguistics.

Course content

AS/A Level

English Language allows you to explore

the language we use every day, how it

works and the many roles it plays in our

lives. You will discuss how language is

used in written, spoken and electronic

forms and how children learn to speak

and write to communicate and express

themselves. You will analyse how texts

represent different groups, institutions

and events, looking at issues including

racism, sexism and homophobia to

explore the relationship between social

values, attitudes and the language used

to represent them.

At A2, you will study how and why

language changes and varies as a result

of historical, geographical, social and

personal factors (e.g. gender, age, social

context, political correctness, English

as a world language). You will also look

at current linguistic theories about

language change and variation and carry

out your own independent linguistic

research, exploring an area of spoken

language in which you are particularly


Entry requirements

Students must have achieved grade B

or above either in both GCSE English

Language and GCSE English Literature

(preferred) or in GCSE English.

A GCSE grade C or above in a Modern

Foreign Language or a Classical

Language would be useful, but is

not essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Island Innovation VI Form Campus directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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