A-Level English Language B (AQA) at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)
• provides students with a natural progression from their GCSE study of English Language
• encourages students to develop their interest in and appreciation of English, through learning about its structures and its functions, its developments and its variations
• allows students to develop their ability to express themselves in speech and writing, producing texts for different audiences, purposes and in different genres.
Introduction to the study of language, focusing on three specific social contexts:
Language and Power, Language and Gender, and Language and Technology.
Candidates produce writing in different genres and for different audiences and purposes
Builds on AS knowledge and skills, with an additional focus on two new areas of language study: Child Language Acquisition and Language Change.
Candidates produce two pieces: a language investigation and an informative media text
5A*-C at GCSE including Maths and Grade B or above in English Language and or Literature at GCSE.
Coursework 40%; written exam 60% at AS and A2
Bursary Applications are means tested
This course is particularly suitable for those students who wish to study English Language, Linguistics or English Studies in Higher Education. It encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning and gives them a strong grounding in the academic principles relating to working with data. This workshop style of teaching and learning gives students’ academic confidence, as well as knowledge about the English Language.
All courses are subject to availability and viability of numbers
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.