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English Language A level at Wollaston School

Course description

A level English Language is the chance to explore something we all know so well from a different perspective. During the course, among other things, you will look closely at lexis, grammar, the structure of conversation and phonology. You will have the opportunity to answer a variety of questions such as: Do men speak differently to women? How does new technology change our language? How do some people gain our respect through what they say? This is a course of close analysis, broad questions and fascinating discoveries.


The themes studied include: Language the Individual and Society (Examination 40%): Close analysis of two texts one older and one contemporary. Study how children learn to speak and how they learn to read and write. Language diversity and Change (Examination 40%): Essays that explore language diversity and change as well as attitudes towards language. A directed writing task on a given subject. Language in Action (Non - examination 20%): an investigation into any aspect of language, and a piece of original writing with a commentary.

Future opportunities

nglish Language A Level is a key asset if you are interested in any career that involves written and spoken communication and a comprehensive grasp of the English language. Career options include work in publishing, advertising, law, journalism, media and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wollaston School directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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