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English Language A Level at Myton School

Course description

This two-year English Language course is an excellent foundation for all sorts of careers. It provides you with skills needed in all walks of life and builds on ideas and skills you started developing at GCSE, though it is very different from the GCSE course.

The key elements of the course involve literacy which is essential to success in modern Britain.

Course content

Paper 1 Language, the Individual and Society

Written Exam

Section A: Textual Varieties and Representation: you will look at how a variety of frameworks inform the way that texts are produced and received.

Section B: Children’s Language Development: you will write a discursive essay on how children acquire language.

Paper 2 Language Diversity and Change

Written Exam

Section A: Diversity and Change: you will write an evaluative essay on Language Diversity or Change

Section B: Language Discourses: You will answer a question requiring analysis of how texts use language to present ideas, attitudes and opinions. You will also produce a directed writing task on attitudes to language linked to topics/ideas around Language Diversity and Change.

Non-Exam Assessment: Language in Action

Course work

You will produce a Language Investigation on a topic of your choosing and produce a piece of original writing with an accompanying commentary.

Entry requirements

At least a grade 6 in GCSE English Language

Assessment

Paper 1 and Paper 2 together are worth 80%.

The Non Exam Assessment is worth 20%.

Future opportunities

All universities will value this A level and the careers it will help you into are endless; essentially any career or course that values literacy as a skill. Specifically, some examples might be: Law, Journalism, Broadcasting, Teaching, Politics and Business. The course also crosses over with subjects like Sociology and Psychology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 January 2018
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