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English Language AS/A Level at Djanogly City Academy

Course description

In the AS course you are given a broad overview of the skills necessary to decode texts in the real world. These include, grammatical analysis as well as the study of spoken language. You will cover the ways in which factors such as gender, economic background and geographic location influence the language of the individual. You will also study the way in which language is used to create representations in the media and in everyday life.

In the second year you will investigate the history of the English language and study the reasons it has developed over time. You will also conduct a personal language investigation into an area of study you find particularly interesting. This fulfils the nonexam assessed section of the course.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language (desirable).


Exam Assessment — 80%

Non-Exam Assessment — 20%

Future opportunities

English Language is particularly useful for students who are interested in understanding the way language is used and manipulated in real world contexts. Its broad scope means that it can open doors to a variety of pathways.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Djanogly City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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