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English Language at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study English Language?

Have a look at the questions below: if you answer ‘yes’ to all or most, then this is the subject for you:

  • are you fascinated by language and grammar?
  • are you curious about language and gender, technology and power?
  • are you keen to discover how children learn language so quickly?
  • do you ever wonder why - or if - accent and dialect matter?

English Language at A Level enables you to:

  • develop skills of linguistic analysis and evaluation
  • explore language usage in a wide variety of situations and social contexts
  • respond to written, spoken and electronic texts
  • study child language acquisition and language change

You will be taught by enthusiastic, dedicated and highly experienced tutors with extensive knowledge of setting and marking papers for national examining boards. As a result, our English Language students achieve excellent examination results: the pass rate is 100% and the success rate at A2 is ‘outstanding’.

There are also opportunities to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities such as:

  • Creative Writing Society
  • English Society and English Academy
  • Debating Society

What will I study?

Something that is a world away from GCSE English! Expect your linguistic journey to be both varied and challenging. You will explore the English language from all angles, delving inside to see how it works, and ranging outside to understand its multiple influences. Along the way it will become  obvious why English is the main language for over one billion speakers – that’s one in seven of the world’s population. You will also learn why it has variously been described as a ‘hoover’, ‘as slippery as cream buns’ and a ‘mirror of our society’.

 

 

Entry requirements

For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x grade B equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.
For English Language specifically, this should include a grade 6 in English or English Language AND a grade 5 in English Literature (if taken).

Assessment

At A Level the subject will be assessed by 80% examination and 20% coursework.

Financial information

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

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

You might want to progress to a degree in English Language or Linguistics; If not, English Language supports a wide variety of other subjects, and opens the door to the diverse range of career opportunities. These include administration, publishing, journalism, media, law, personnel, management and teaching, for with English is a core National Curriculum subject. In addition, the analytical, communication and evaluation skills you will acquire are highly regarded by both employers and universities, and are also valuable in their own right.

English Language at A-level enables you to:

  • develop skills of linguistic analysis amd evaluation
  • explore language usage in a wide variety of situations and social contexts
  • investigate spoken language use in an area of your choice
  • respond to written, spoken and electronic texts
  • study child language acquisition and language change

 

Further information

Which subjects complement this A-level?

• Mathematics
• Media Studies
• Modern Languages
• Music Technology
• Social Sciences: Psychology, Sociology
• Sciences
• Humanities
• Arts
• Law
• Philosophy

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: LAENGLA

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