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A Level English Language at Bournemouth School for Girls

Course description

his subject allows students to discover how language is used by individuals, within different groups, and within society as a whole. We look at the different ways in which language is used by (and about) men and women; how language can be used to control and persuade; how different types of English are used within this country and in other parts of the world; how children learn to talk, to read and to write; how language changes over time – and many other aspects of something we normally take for granted. We study the ways people talk and the ways they write – and the areas where talk and writing cross over, such as texting and instant messaging.

The AS in English Language lays the foundation for all these fields of study, which will then be developed and deepened at A level. At this level, students will also be producing an independent investigation into any aspect of language which interests them, and at least one piece of creative writing.

Entry requirements

Anyone who is interested in the way language works. You need to have achieved at least a grade B in English GCSE. You should remember that if you wish to study English Literature at university, you will need to select English Literature AS/A level as well.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bournemouth School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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