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English Language A Level at Writhlington School

Course description

English Language encourages students to develop their subject expertise by engaging creatively and critically with a wide range of texts and discourses. Students will create texts and reflect critically on their own processes of production, while analysing the texts produced by others. The course explores the study of English Language both as a medium of communication and as a topic in its own right, with an emphasis on the ability of students to pursue lines of enquiry, debate different views, and work independently to research aspects of language in use.

Course content

Year 12 - Introduction to language levels - Introduction to language diversity, considering language and the individual, social groups and regional variation - Developing textual analysis skills - Developing language diversity: with a specific focus on gender, occupation and ethnicity - Introduction to language change: how and why does language change?

Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 6 to 9 including Maths. Students require a GCSE Grade 6 in English.


At the end of Year 12 you will sit end of year exams, these will not count towards your final results. There are two final written examinations at A level. This is supported by the NEA (coursework) which makes up 20% of the course.

Future opportunities

An excellent entry into the majority of sectors and graduate courses, journalism, marketing, PR, author.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Writhlington School directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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