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English Language A Level at The de Ferrers Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

  • If you have an interest in looking at how different social groups use language
  • If you enjoy investigating the language of new technologies (the language of text messaging, email etc.)
  • If you would like to analyse the ways that males and females use language
  • If the history of the English Language interests you
  • If you would like to learn about how children acquire language
  • If you’re interested in a career such as journalism, advertising or copywriting

Course content

  • Coursework: Candidates are asked to produce two pieces of original writing and analyse its impact
  • Examination: Candidates are assessed on topics such as Language Variety in terms of accent, dialect, gender; Children’s Language Development; and how language has changed over the centuries.

Entry requirements

4 A* - C Plus Grade 5 in English and a Grade 4 in Maths


  • Coursework: - 20%
  • Examination: - 80% (Edexcel)

Future opportunities

  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Communication
  • The Arts
  • Media and Creative Writing

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The de Ferrers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 March 2017
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