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A Level: English Language at JC6: Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre

Course description

English Language is designed to give you an advanced understanding of the English language and an inquisitive outlook on how we use language in everyday situations. Throughout the course you will develop your understanding of language by investigating how outside factors, such as gender and age, impact upon our language choices. You will get the chance to develop your own writing: a benefit to any other subject you take alongside A level English Language.

During the course you will undertake your own study into an area of language that interests you, be it legalese, masculine language choice or advertisers' choices of lexis. You will develop your knowledge of phonetics, phonology and prosodics, lexis and semantics, grammar - including morphology, pragmatics and discourse. You will journey from investigating how language develops in babies and children to exploring how we engage with language as adults. Students taking this new course have remarked how interesting and engaging the concepts covered are and have enjoyed the systematic look at how the English language works.  

Course content

Consider English Language if:

  • You enjoy learning new concepts and analysing and exploring written and spoken texts.
  • You're ready to discuss and write about a wide range of themes, issues and ideas.
  • You're happy taking control of your learning through independent research and analysis.

Entry requirements

JC6 general entry requirements, including:

  • Minimum of grade 5 at GCSE English Language AND Literature.


End of year examinations and a coursework investigation.

Future opportunities

English Language A level combines with and complements the whole range of sixth form courses.

English sets you up with skills for any career that involves written and spoken communication and a comprehensive grasp of the English language, such as journalism, teaching, public relations and law. English is the international language of business; knowing how to convey your ideas effectively and having the skills to understand the nuances and subtleties of English can set you apart in the jobs market.   

Further information

Contact Mrs Savage: for further information about this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JC6: Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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