English Language - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School
The course offers students opportunities to develop their language skills by exploring
key concepts and engaging with a range of authentic texts and discourses. This involves
exploring written, spoken and electronic texts about a range of subjects, for various
audiences and purposes, and in a variety of genres. Students will learn how personal,
social and geographical contexts affect language use. In addition, the subject also
requires students to study social attitudes to, and debates about language diversity.
Consequently students will develop skills in writing discursively about language issues in
an academic essay.
The course equips students with essential knowledge and understanding of how texts work,
thus developing their skills to communicate more effectively in a variety of genres, and for
varied audiences and purposes.
As English Language is a traditional A Level, it is highly respected by universities and employers.
It is a perfect choice for those planning a career where linguistic skills are prized. It is ideal for
those wishing to pursue Higher Education courses in English, journalism, publishing, public
relations, advertising, teaching, editing, law, psychology and the humanities.
English Language works well with many subjects, including Psychology, Law, Media Studies,
English Literature and Health and Social Care.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.