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English Language at Trinity Catholic School

Course description

A study of the theory and practice of the English language. The course looks closely at the uses of spoken and written English using linguistic theory as a tool for analysis. We also develop students' own writing skills, helping them to write successfully for different audiences and purposes and to edit their own work.

Please note that AS and A Level Language will be two separate qualifications from next year.  We intend that all students should follow the AS course and sit the exam at the end of Year 12.  Those students who are successful will progress onto the A Level course in Year 13

Course content

The course is taught mainly through a combination of tutorial style teaching sessions and writing workshops. Effective study skills are essential as the writing part of the course relies on a student's capacity for independent working. Students are encouraged to become skilled critics and editors both of their own work and that of others.


Entry requirements

Grade B English Language



How is the Course assessed and organised?











Examined Unit: Language and the Individual




Examined Unit: Language Varieties




A Level


Examined Unit: Language, the Individual and Society




Examined Unit: Language Diversity and Change




Coursework: Investigation, Original Writing and Commentaries





Future opportunities

Suggested career paths include:

Suggested career paths include: Media, advertising, marketing, journalism, teaching and law.  Many students go on to degree courses in English Language, Linguistics or Journalism.

Skills developed

  •   Creative writing
  •   Analysis of Style
  •   Effective written and spoken communication
  •  Critical judgement
  • Selection and interpretation

Trips and outings with the course

Possibility of

  •   Specialist lectures
  •   Visit to the Public Records Office in Warwick
  •  Visit to primary school to look at children’s Literacy


Further information

Who should I contact for more information? Seath Tankard Crook, Laura Cleal or Fran Hill

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: AQA