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English Language at Teign Academy

Course description

AS Unit 1: Categorising texts. You will look at ways in which written and spoken texts can be grouped; also, you will study the social contexts of written and spoken texts (considering gender, technology and power issues in the language). Written examination. (2 hours). AS Unit 2: Creating texts. You will be required to produce two coursework assignments, with commentaries on your choice of language. You are free to choose your own writing tasks, in negotiation with the teacher. At A2 there are two more units: one examination and one investigation (coursework).

Entry requirements

At least C grade at English (minimum) GCSE

Future opportunities

English Literature and English Language have always been regarded by employers and universities as qualifications of quality. Advanced reading and communication skills are held in high esteem and are always in great demand. As a route to higher education, English A Levels complement a range of degree courses such as History, Politics, Law, Business Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology and Philosophy, Media Studies and Film Studies. Degree courses in English Language and Literature are among the most popular at every university in the country. As career enhancers, A Level English Literature and English Language can open up opportunities for students wishing to join public services like the police, welfare agencies and local government. The courses are also ideal preparation for careers in the media, marketing, teaching and the legal profession The communication skills that develop during A Level English/Literature courses provide students with a clear advantage when they embark on their chosen career. In fact, there are very few careers at which English and Literature students cannot excel.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years