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English Language AS Level at Parkside School

Course description

English Language A Level will appeal to students who are interested in language structure and the role of language in society. Students who are keen to develop their ability to analyse language closely and learn new terms will enjoy the course.

The course offers students opportunities to explore all types of non-fiction writing and to develop their ability to write in different styles. It develops critical reading skills and provides a sound foundation in written English, both of which are invaluable for many degree courses.


Entry requirements

Students should have an interest in exploring all aspects of language and in developing their own skills as writers. They must be prepared to carry out independent research and apply what they learn to their experiences outside the classroom.


Unit 1 Categorising Texts (30%)

Students are introduced to linguistic frameworks for exploring and understanding spoken and written language in use. They study a wide variety of texts taken from everyday sources, investigating how each text's language is suited to its purpose, audience and context. They explore ways of categorising texts according to the kinds of language they contain.

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Future opportunities

English Language A Level equips students to use language more effectively in all kinds of situations. An understanding and appreciation of language is useful and relavent in a wide variety of careers and academic courses.

Further information

Students should have an interest inexploring all aspects of language and in developing their own skills as a writer.

You will receive comprehensive support and encouragement in your studies and there are opportunities to apply your learning to experiences outside the classroom.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year