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English Language A-Level at Freman College

Course description

The study of English Language is relevant to every walk of life. On this course, you will explore the building blocks of language, (grammar and words), and how these are exploited to create meaning.

Course content

This wide-ranging course will investigate topical issues such as how the internet is changing our everyday language or whether social media sites have negative impacts on spelling and punctuation. As well as analysing an enormous range of texts, you will be required to explore such issues through original writing with a real-world purpose, audience and form. You will explore a wide variety of ‘Englishes’ including regional dialects, spontaneous speech and compare the differences between variations such as Estuary English and Multicultural London English.

Your work will be further placed into context by explorations of how we learn to speak from birth and how language develops through early childhood and we will also explore the historical perspectives of how language has developed over time. Prepare to debate how language affects, and is affected by, power, gender and technology.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in either English Language or English Literature.


Assessment is by two terminal exams each worth 40% and a coursework task which is an exciting independent language investigation on a topic of your choice worth 20%.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Freman College directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

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