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English language A Level at The Grove School

Course description

AS & A Level English Language involves the study of the English language, both spoken and
Students will be taught how language works in all its varieties and explore the way it has
developed and changed through time. Detailed study of grammar, phonology, lexis,
semantics and pragmatics and theories of language will help to give students the tools for
analysis and comment. Students will be expected to do independent investigation work
related to language in use and will also have the opportunity to develop and hone their
own writing skills to suit specific audiences and for various purposes.
If you enjoy language for its own sake and creative writing, this is the English course for
AS outline
At AS, this specification enables candidates to explore the fundamental structures and
functions of writing, speech and conversation and how language functions in different
social contexts:
- Unit 1: Categorising Texts
- Unit 2: Creating Texts.
A2 outline
At A2, the specification explores the nature and functions of language, how its key
constituent parts have developed under the influence of a variety of contextual factors
and how these changes may be analysed and evaluated creatively:
- Unit 3: Developing Language
- Unit 4: Investigating Language.

Entry requirements

College entry requirements: 6 GCSE s at grades A*-C in six
different subjects including English and Maths
+ GCSE Grade B in English Language and English Literature.
A GCSE Grade C in English may be considered if taken early

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years