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English Language GCE A Level (Marple Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

This course involves the study of English language and the practice of writing for different purposes and audiences. Accent, dialect, how language is changing and how we first learn language are only part of the subject. You could be scripting for radio, writing magazine articles, investigating gender or the language of the internet. 

Course content

A Level (year two) Unit Three Again, this coursework allows you to bring personal interests to the course. With close guidance from your teacher, you will be able to investigate any form of language, from the differences between male and female language to the lyrics of your favourite band. Unit Four In the Language Acquisition section you will study how children learn to read, write and speak. You will also study writing for children like the Mr Men and Roald Dahl. The second part deals with changes over time. Learn astonishing historical facts about the English Language’s Germanic roots and the reasons why we don’t speak like Shakespeare.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved at least a grade C in English Language GCSE.


Unit 1 and 4 are exams and Unit 2 and 3 are coursework. You will also be expected to do essays at home and in class.

Further information

• Exam results are above the national average.

• Visits to English Language conferences are organised, providing students with the opportunity to listen to well–known experts such as David Crystal.

• Cultural trips abroad.

• Many of the teachers are also AQA English Language examiners.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years