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English Language - A Level at Bolton Sixth Form College

Course description

We offer you a range of exciting Advanced Level Courses with many students currently studying for one or more of our subjects. Clearly we are very popular because of our excellent academic success and achievements, and our caring, relaxed yet professional relationships with students. Additionally, the teachers are all highly qualified Advanced Level specialists – we all work or have worked as examiners or coursework moderators. This experience gives us valuable knowledge of the expectations and requirements of the various exam boards, and this obviously will help you to achieve your best.

Course content

If you enjoy analysing contemporary written and spoken language from a variety of media and composing your own texts, then A Level English Language will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in a lively and stimulating environment. You will have the opportunity to discuss and analyse various types of writing e.g. newspapers, guide books, scripts and TV voiceovers. Also explored is how language changes over time and varies across the world. There is a further opportunity for creative writing in coursework, and to explore children’s spoken and written language. There is a combination of exams and coursework.

Links with other subjects:

This course links well with English Literature, Media Studies, History, Spanish and Drama & Theatre Studies.

Entry requirements

Students studying four A Levels will be expected to have a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade A/A*/7, 8 or 9 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 6 or above. Students studying three A Levels will be expected to have a minimum of two GCSEs at grade B/6 and three GCSEs at grade C/4 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

Both universities and employers value and respect an A Level in English Language. Previous students have gone on to Humanities’ courses at university and careers in Journalism, Law, Teaching and Lecturing.The subject is an excellent complement to most other A levels.

Further information

Please visit the College website www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk or email enquiries@bolton-sfc.ac.uk for further course information.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bolton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2017
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