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English Language at Palmer's College

Course description

English Language will give you the opportunity to ask questions you may never have asked about the language which you speak and write on a daily basis. How and why do men and women speak differently? How can language be used as a means of control and power? How do we learn to talk and write? The study of English Language also allows you to explore your own ability to write creatively for different audiences and purposes.

Course content

• Categorising texts; Creating texts
• Developing language; Investigating language

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs and two Bs at GCSE which must include English Language grade C.

Future opportunities

At university the subject is useful for any course with a detailed study of language, including Foreign Languages, Linguistics, Law, Philosophy and Education. Many Palmer’s students take an English degree; some universities offer specialist English Language degrees and many combine it with Literature.

The career opportunities are vast. The skills English Language gives you in communication are highly-valued. Former Palmer’s students with this A-level work in the media, advertising, teaching and varied areas of administration or management.

Further information

A English Language subject leaflet is available from the College website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.