English Language A Level at Wirral Grammar School for Girls
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.
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.
In this unit candidates are encouraged to develop their own writing skills, producing writing in different genres for different audiences and purposes.
This unit has a detailed focus on two specific areas of language study: Child Language Acquisition and Language Change.
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.
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.