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English Language AS/A2 Level at Netherthorpe School

Course description

You should enjoy reading widely, be prepared to undertake independent research, make notes, join in group discussions and be able to write essays that demonstrate your understanding of texts, as well as your personal response to them. We encourage students to visit the theatre, attend workshops and study days to develop their subject knowledge.

Course content

English Language There are four modules

1. Categorising Texts (exam)-an introduction to the study of language and social contexts, such as gender or technology

2. Creating Texts (coursework)-a chance for you to show off your creative writing talents in two different pieces of writing

3. Developing Language (exam)-two new areas of language study: child language acquisition and language change

4. Investigating Language (coursework)-this unit gives you the opportunity to investigate something that interests you and then to write an informative media article about your findings

Entry requirements

All students should have a GCSE grade C or above in English Language.


Both courses are assessed by coursework and examinations in Years 12 and 13.

Future opportunities

Many students go on to further study at university and English is a widely respected academic subject which will provide you with many of the skills you need in Higher Education. There is also a wide variety of careers open to students of English, including journalism, television, radio, advertising, the legal profession and, of course, teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Netherthorpe School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years