English Language A Level at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College
- Section A Text Varieties: You will look at spoken as well as written language, and you will be aiming to get yourself a toolkit for describing language. You can't strip down a car engine or look inside a computer without at least a few tools, and the same applies to language. Grammar, phonology, phonetics and pragmatics are just some of the tools you will use to get right inside language and take it apart.
- Section B Language and Social Contexts (examined):This is where you put some of the tools you've picked up in Module 1 to more detailed use. You look in some depth at the language of these three areas: Technology, Gender and Power.
A combination of examination and coursework.
The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking. You could take this course with other level three courses to prepare for higher education in English Language and/or Linguistics or any degree that involves language study or social science. With further training, you could go into a job related to English Language such as a Teacher, Journalist, or Editor. Alternatively, English Language A Level teaches you to analyse and interpret many different kinds of data, so it would be good preparation for jobs where you have to look at trends and process information quickly.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.