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English Language at St Mary's Catholic School

Course description

Awarding Body: WJEC.

This course provides students with an introduction to the discipline of advanced language studies and presents opportunities for analysis of a variety of texts, from newspaper articles to political rhetoric. The course requires students to show knowledge and understanding of ;

  • linguistic terminology and the key frameworks of language analysis,
  • the differences between spoken and written modes of language,
  • sentence level, clause level and word level analysis of a text.

Language is a subject which requires students to think analytically, and almost scientifically at times, in their breakdown of language. It asks students to look closely at how writers and speakers manipulate language, express emotions (intentionally and unintentionally) and create a power divide through their choice of lexis and sentence structure.

Entry requirements

B in English Literature AND B in English Language.


AS Level:

40% coursework, 60% 2 hour exam.

A2 Level:

40% coursework, 60% 2 hour exam.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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