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English Language at Bedlingtonshire Community High School

Course description

English Language in the Sixth Form is very different from GCSE though many skills learnt at this level are very useful. The aims of the course are: to increase awareness of the kind of language that surrounds us in both written and spoken form; to develop your written English for a variety of audiences and purposes; to closely analyse written and spoken language.

AS Level
Categorising Texts - This unit covers the introductory aspects of the study of language, using a variety of texts for the basis of this study. In addition, it focuses on three specific social contexts: Language and Gender / Language and Power / Language and Technology
Creating Texts - This unit is coursework. In this unit candidates are encouraged to develop their own writing and editorial skills, producing writing in different genres and for different audiences and purposes.Internally assessed.

A2 Level
Developing Language - This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in AS studies, as well as having an additional focus on two new specific areas of language study: Child Language Acquisition / Language Change.
Investigating Language - This unit is coursework. In this unit candidates apply their knowledge of linguistic methods and concepts acquired over the course to two pieces of coursework:
1. Investigation 2. Informative media text.

Entry requirements

The ability to form a personal response to what you read and hear; a willingness to join in group and class discussion; self discipline to maintain good study habits; enjoy personal reading; a willingness to do research and background reading; commitment and enthusiasm!

Students who do well in English Language typically have A*- B GCSE grades in English Literature and Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bedlingtonshire Community High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years