English Language A Level at Vision West Nottinghamshire College
In working towards an English Language A Level you’ll learn about both the past and the present of the language. You will be encouraged to explore how it is used to communicate through a wide variety of spoken and written texts, ranging from marketing and television to children’s books and gendered adult texts such as ‘lads mags’. The different variations of the English language will be analysed, developing your understanding and appreciation of English in all its contexts. There will also be a considerable focus on developing your own writing skills for specific audiences and purposes.
Key topics will include children’s language development, language diversity and change, original writing and textual variations. Spoken and written texts using different dialects, idiolects and sociolects will be studied along with examining the process of globalization of English. As well as analysing spoken and written texts as part of your A Level study, you can also expect to develop your skills as a writer and take part in language research in an area that is of interest to you.
Five GCSEs with at least 5 points (grade B) including English language/literature (or combined English).
You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.
This course is assessed primarily by examination scheduled for May/June with some additional coursework assessment.
An English Language A Level provides a solid grounding for continued study at degree level.
Your career options include work in publishing, advertising, law, media and teaching (with further study or teaching abroad).
An English A Level is highly regarded by universities, providing a solid grounding for continued study at degree level. Degree programmes in English language or literature, creative writing, history, politics, journalism, and media and communications, are all possible routes into Higher Education.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.