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English language *FEES PAYABLE* at Sackville School

Course description

Language is a human invention; without it, social life could hardly exist in the forms we know
today. One important characteristic is the way we, as users of language, take it for granted. This
course will train you to become a linguistic observer and will help you develop expertise in applying
knowledge about language to your own and other people’s uses of the spoken and written word.
You will learn to think linguistically and to use both spoken and written language with greater
proficiency; an invaluable skill for life, whatever you choose to do with it.
What do I study?
The AS course includes the following topics:
Unit 1: categorizing texts, exploring and
understanding spoken and written language
in use, how spoken and written texts
reproduce ideas about cultural values and
assumptions (gender, power, technology).
Course work
Unit 2: creating texts. Development of
personal writing expertise through individual
coursework, in a variety of genres
The A2 course provides:
an opportunity for you to carry out a personal language investigation as well as studying the
acquisition of language by children and language usage over time (1700 to present day).

Entry requirements

C in English language and English literature at GCSE

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015
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Key information

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