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English Language A Level at The Kingsway Academy

Course description

This course provides students with a natural progression from their GCSE study of English Language. It encourages students to develop their interest in and appreciation of English. Through learning about its structures and its functions, its developments and its variations students develop their ability to express themselves in speech and writing, producing texts for different audiences, purposes and in different genres.

Course content

Topics covered during course: Unit 1: Seeing Through Language Introduction to the study of language and mode, focusing on audience, purpose, genre for spoken, written and mixed mode texts. Unit 2: Representation and Language Coursework is produced where students analyse how texts represent people, issues, groups or institutions and produce their own text to challenge those representations. 2000-2500 words. Unit 3: Language Explorations Students will study language variation according to the user and how language changes over time. Unit 4: Language Investigations and Interventions Students will produce an original piece of spoken language research and write about a language debate in a particular form for a non-specialist audience. 3000 words.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A-C including English and Maths.

Assessment

AS—60% Examination & 40% Coursework, A2—60% Examination & 40% Coursework

Financial information

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Future opportunities

Further Education pathways: Studying English Language at degree level. English Language A level complements many other subjects as it develops your critical thinking skills. Higher Education pathways: This course is particularly suitable for those students who wish to study English Language or Linguistics in Higher Education. It is also suitable for those wishing to undertake teacher training, law and marketing courses. It encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning and gives them a strong grounding in the academic principles relating to working with data. This workshop style of teaching and learning gives students academic confidence, as well as knowledge about the English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Kingsway Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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