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English Language A Level at Hessle High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Exploring Language

Language under the Microscope. Writing about a topical language issue. Comparing and contrasting texts.

Dimensions of Linguistic Variation

Child language acquisition. Language in the media. Language change.

Independent Language Research (coursework)

Investigation (2,000 - 2,500 words)

Academic poster (750 - 1,000 words)

This course looks at English in its various forms and contexts. It develops a variety of skills including critical reading, data analysis, evaluation and the ability to develop and sustain arguments.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at a Pass Grade are required.
Some courses have specific subject grade requirements for entry. For more details, please contact staff at your place of study.


80% Exam and 20% Coursework.

Future opportunities

Many of our students go on to study English and related courses such as journalism at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hessle High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2017

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