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English Language at The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre

Course description

At the core of this course is the study of the changing and varied face of English Language.

Course content

In the first year you will study everything from advertisements to recipes and from casual conversations to radio phone-ins, examining how language varies according to genre and purpose.

You will be given a new language toolkit to help you dissect this wide variety of examples of spoken and written texts.

In addition, you will study how language varies according to gender, age, class, sexuality and occupation and will reflect on how different social groups are represented in the media.

In the second year you will explore how children learn to speak and write and how language has changed over time.

You will have the opportunity to devise your own texts; both journalistic and creative, giving you an opportunity to develop and hone your own writing skills.

Finally, you will conduct your own Language Investigation on a topic of your choice and gain the key research and report writing skills that universities value so highly.

Entry requirements

At least six A*- C grades at GCSE, including Grade B in English Language.

Future opportunities

This course is particularly suitable for those students who wish to study English Language, Linguistics, Human Communication or Journalism at university. Almost any career can be accessed with A Level English Language but specific career opportunities include: Journalism, Screenwriting, Editing and Teaching, Media and Publishing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

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