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English Language A Level at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description

On this course you will learn about the structures and functions of the English language as it is used on a day to day basis. You will learn how to analyse a wide range of language data, including media and other non-literary texts and spoken language. The course will explore the ways in which children acquire and develop language, how language varies according to social context and the features and causes of language change over time. Likely topics will include the influences of technology on language, the role of language in society and the relationship between language and power and language and gender.

Entry requirements

In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

Grade B in English Language and Grade B in English Literature


The A level will be assessed in two examinations and a coursework folder of investigative and analytical work.

Future opportunities

A level English Language offers an excellent preparation for most of the very wide range of English courses available in higher education. English is useful for career paths including journalism, law, publishing, the civil service, politics and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.