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English Language at Overton Grange School

Course description

With exciting text- and data-based sources of language, the specification introduces the study of English in its various forms and contexts, with the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language underpinning all elements of the course. Offering clear skills progression from GCSE, this course allows students to build on the skills already gained and prepare for their next steps.

The variety of assessment styles used, such as data analysis, discursive essays,
directed writing, original writing and research-based investigative writing, allows students to develop a wide range of skills. These include critical reading, data analysis, evaluation, the ability to develop and sustain arguments and a number of different writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

Course content

Paper 1: Language, the Individual and Society
Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change

Entry requirements

You will need a grade B in English at GCSE.


Written exams.

Future opportunities

This course is particularly suitable for those students who wish to study English Language, Linguistics or English Studies in Higher Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Overton Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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