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English Language A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Develop your independence, creativity and maturity with one of our English Courses.

Do you ever wonder why people use language in so many different ways? Do you enjoy expressing your opinions on spoken and written language? If so, you will find this course particularly fascinating. You will also develop valuable tools for investigating how language actually works. As part of the new A level, you will analyse a range of written texts, explore electronic communication and study many different kinds of spoken texts. To underpin all this, you will learn the terminology and grammar to enable you to understand how language works. You will also discover how children learn to speak during the initial years of life and how language represents different social groups. You will learn mostly by investigation, group work and discussion. Some of the most interesting classes will be when students bring in their own samples of language for analysis. Your work will be supported by a rich set of intranet resources including a wonderful set of speech recordings from across the country.

"I've always loved English and English Language has provided the perfect platform for my curiosity to thrive. I find the course well balanced and intriguing, a definite no-brainer." Esther Tun

Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level English Language: GCSE grade 6 in English Language.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

For further information, please consult the College prospectus on the

The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

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: 17 September 2018
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