English Language AS Level at City of Wolverhampton College
During this course you will study:
- Seeing through language
- The language of representation
- Language explorations-language variation and change-language discourses
- Language interventions and investigations
Are you interested in the way English Language works? Are you curious to find out how and why new words are formed? Did you know that the origins of many of the words we use today come from South America, such as coffee, chocolate and potatoes?
Are you keen to learn more about the way toddlers acquire language and learn to develop their vocabulary? Why is ‘m’ the first sound babies utter – and no, it is not because they spend most of their time with mum! In our study of English Language we explore peoples’ attitudes to accent and dialect, gender roles and ethnicity.
Students explore how language is used to represent celebrities or social groups in the media – essential knowledge if you are not to believe all you read in the press!
A level English Language opens up many career opportunities such as marketing, journalism, speech therapy, translation and interpreters as well as teaching.
To access this course you are required to have:
Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English or maths (specified which for some courses) or successful completion of a full level 2 study programme
You will be continually assessed throughout the programme through essays, tests and group discussion and debates. External assessments will be through exams and coursework.
The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:
Pursue a career in marketing, journalism, speech therapy, primary and early years teaching, secondary education and lecturing
Progress on to university or vocational training
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.