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English Language A Level at Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Course description

Are people judged by their accents? Is it true that men don’t gossip? Do parents teach their children how to speak? What is bad language? How do conversations work? If you are interested in discussing the answers to these questions, you’ll be interested in the course.

If you want to use language confidently, this course will help you to become an effective communicator. If you are interested in a career in media, speech therapy, teaching, personnel work, in fact any area which involves you communicating effectively with others, this course will be of use.

Course content

Unit One
Categorising Texts

This unit covers the introductory aspects of the study of language, using a variety of texts for the basis of this study. In addition it focuses on three specific social contexts: Language and Power, Language and Gender and Language and Technology.

Unit Two
Creating Texts

In this unit candidates are encouraged to develop their own writing skills, producing writing in different genres for different audiences and purposes.

Unit Three
Developing Language

This unit has a detailed focus on two specific areas of language study: Child Language Acquisition and Language Change.

Unit Four
Investigating Language

In this unit candidates apply their knowledge of linguistic methods and concepts to an investigation of their choice. The Investigation is followed by the production of a media text (e.g. Newspaper or magazine article) focusing on the language ideas and issues, surrounding the investigation topic.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years