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A-Level English Language at Winstanley College

Course description

Why study English Language at Winstanley?

The key focus of English Language A-Level is the study of English in the world around you, everything from newspaper articles and TV programmes to everyday conversations and the wording on your bus ticket! Studying English Language will give you the opportunity to develop high level skills of reading and analysis. One of the most notable features of the course is that you will have the chance to work on your own writing. This gives you the chance to work independently and creatively, and as teachers we enjoy working with you individually to help you develop your ideas.

Beyond A-Levels

Students who opt for English Language go on to study for the widest possible range of degrees. Many go on to study for the various English Language or Linguistics degrees available. In addition, many students use their English Language A-Level as a stepping stone to degrees in such diverse subjects as Maths and Medicine, Japanese and Interior Design! It’s hard to find any walk of life where clear, accurate verbal and written communication skills in critical reading and analysis are not valued.


What will I study?

You’ll develop skills in analysing and comparing texts of all kinds

You’ll explore Language and Power, Language and Occupation and Language and Gender

You’ll explore how English is used around the world

You’ll get the chance to create and develop texts of your own choice

You’ll study Child Language Acquisition and Language Change

You’ll undertake a piece of research into an aspect of Language and Gender.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years