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English Language AS/A Level at Castell Alun High School

Course description

English language is an exciting and interesting course which gives you insight into the process of writing and how language connects to society. English language is a demanding course, however it gives you the freedom to explore your own topics and be creative in addition to learning evaluative approaches to the language surrounding us.
The course includes the study of how writers and speakers use language to suit different audiences and purposes, in the present day and in the past.
For example: You will consider how newspapers use language to represent groups like teenagers in certain ways. We also look at how language is used electronically, in texting and on websites, and at how people communicate with each other in speech. Through the study of these topics you will develop your analytical skills. You will also increase your knowledge and understanding of English vocabulary and grammar. English Language also enables students to develop their writing skills. Students learn to write in a variety of different forms. Both the AS and A2 Years involve studying theories about language,
such as how children learn to speak and how and why language changes.
English Language is a great all round A level, showing a high level of communication skills, which can lead to a huge variety of degree choices and future careers.
In particular:
• journalism • working with children
• media • language therapy
• management • business, and
• languages
are all career pathways that will benefit from the English A level qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September