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ENGLISH LANGUAGE at Lord Williams's School

Course description

The AS units are:

Unit 1: Language TodayYour focus is contemporary texts (Spoken, Written and Electronic), where you will explore how different people use language and how they vary their language choices according to context.

Unit 2: Exploring the Writing ProcessHere your focus is to demonstrate your ability as a writer. You will submit a coursework folder, containing two texts you have produced for different audiences.

Text 1: For a reading audience; A Journalistic Interview or Narrative Writing

Text 2: For a listening audience; A Scripted Presentation on a Topical Issue or a Dramatic MonologueBoth of the above will be accompanied by written commentaries explaining the techniques you used to convey the desired effects.

The A2 units are:

Unit 3: Language Diversity and Children’s Language Development; You will learn about origin, development and variation of language. You will study how and why English has changed over time, the development of English as a world language and the development of children’s spoken and written language.

Unit 4: English Language Investigation and PresentationYou will independently research a language topic area, deciding on the focus of your investigation and selecting your own data for analysis.

Entry requirements

You need at least a grade C in English and English Literature GCSEs, though higher grades are preferred, together with an enthusiasm for reading, editing and analysing language. You should be able to write coherently and for different audiences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lord Williams's School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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