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English Language at Sir William Robertson Academy

Course description

The English Language is central to nearly everything we do. The ability to understand and explain this essential force in our lives is a powerful skill for anybody to possess. If you want to learn how and why we use English as we do, then this course is for you.

This course will provide you with a natural progression from your GCSE study of English Language. We will teach you all about our great language: about its structures and its functions, its developments and its variations. Additionally, our course allows you to develop your ability to express yourself creatively in speech and writing, producing texts for different audiences, purposes and genres.

Our English Language course is not a stuffy series of sessions spent poring over textbooks. Instead, we look at the real, living language used by real people every day.

English Language requires a ‘workshop style’ of teaching and learning which is practical, active and relevant to the lives we actually live. As well as knowledge about the English Language, we will give you academic confi dence, teach you to take responsibility for your own learning and provide you with a strong grounding in essential academic principles.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to get on a full AdvancedLevel programme at Sir William Robertson Sixth Form is 5GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Maths.

We would also normally expect you to have at least a grade C at GCSE, where taken, in the subject or course you wishto take at Advanced Level.

Where the GCSE has not been taken, the Core and/or a related GCSE will be used todetermine suitability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Robertson Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years