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English Language AS/A Level at Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Course description

Language is one of the most powerful tools you could ever hope to possess. If you decide to study English Language you will embark up on the study of linguistics that will empower you and enable you to become a speaker and writer of language beyond compare. Your course will begin with a venture into the world of linguistic methods–here you will uncover the mysteries of topics such as pragmatics; phonology; lexis; semantics; discourse; grammar & graphology. These magnificent seven methods will help you to uncover the intricacies of language choices that speakers and writers make. Once you have mastered these tools of analysis you will be able to deconstruct almost any text and savour the excitement of implicature and syntactical ambiguity that writers and orators employ; skills that you can use in your working life, in your speech and most importantly in your written communication.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 A*-C GCSEs with B preferred in subject of choice. Please get in touch for clarification.


There will be two terminal exams at the end of the two year Advanced level course, both 2½ hours long and weighted 40% each. You will complete a coursework folder weighted 20% of the total course.

Future opportunities

English Language opens up a wealth of university options to students. Last years students went onto study a range of single, double or vocational degrees. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 July 2016
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