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English Language AS Level at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

WHY CHOOSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE?

Language is central to our lives; it helps define our identity and relationship with others; it is the medium through which we achieve our aims and intentions; it is a means through which others act on us; it shapes our view of the world.

Course content

CONTENT - Advanced Subsidiary Level

Unit 1: How mode affects language; how children acquire spoken and written language

Unit 2: Coursework: The representation of individuals, groups and events in our language. Includes an investigation and original language production.

Entry requirements

AS Level

  • Entry onto AS courses is conditional on you achieving at least five B grades at GCSE Level which must include the subjects you intend to study
  • If you are starting a new subject at AS Level such as Psychology or Film Studies you must achieve a B grade in a related subject at GCSE Level such as Science or English
  • All students must also achieve at least a C grade in Mathematics and English Language

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

One written examination and a piece of coursework

Future opportunities

WHAT CAN I DO WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE?

This is a qualification which is relevant to careers in Law, Business, Languages, Journalism and many others where analytical and creative skills would be valuable.

Further information

WHAT DO I NEED TO START THE COURSE?

Students will need a grade B or above in English Language at GCSE. You need a genuine curiosity about the way language works and how it has developed, an interest in writing, and a willingness to read all sorts of material, from novels and short stories to newspapers and magazines. You should also be willing to participate actively in class discussions and group work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 school year

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