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ENGLISH LANGUAGE at Steyning Grammar School

Course description

AS Unit 1 Categorising Texts
This is assessed by examination in two sections, with an essay answer for each. It focuses on a detailed study of linguistic methods of analysis and of categorising texts. We examine language and social contexts, such as gender, power, and technology.

AS Unit 2 Creating Texts
This is your chance to write creatively. We select for submission your two best pieces from writing to entertain (perhaps a short story, a play script, a monologue, poetry the choice is yours); writing to inform (perhaps pamphlets or speeches); writing to persuade (advertisement copy, journalistic pieces); writing to instruct (guidebooks, instruction manuals).

A2 Unit 3 Developing Language
This is in two sections, each requires an essay answer. The first deals with Language Acquisition 'how young children learn to talk, to read and to write. The second section is on Language Change' how English has transformed over the years, and how the varieties of English co-exist.

A2 Unit 4 Investigating Language
This is in two sections. The first is a major Language Investigation, which is an independent study into an aspect of language which you find interesting.... the choice is yours.
The second piece is a media text (newspaper, broadcast script etc) which presents the ideas associated with your investigation to a non-specialist audience.

Entry requirements

For AS year ONE - 5 GCSE grades C or above, including English at grade B.For A2 year TWO - A ‘pass’ at grade E or above at AS English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Steyning Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years