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English Language - A Level at HARTPURY COLLEGE

Course description

If you are fascinated by how the use of English Language, in both its written and spoken forms, influences our everyday lives, how it has changed over the centuries and how it continues to evolve, then read on. If you enjoy English, particularly exploring ‘real’ texts, rather than poetry, drama and novels, then this is the course for you. Useful qualities include an interest in the way language works and using close textual analysis to explore written and spoken texts. A flair for creative writing is also an advantage.

Course content

If you are fascinated in how the English Language has changed over time and continues to change even today, then this course is for you. You will explore how language and social values are interconnected, as well as how English varies globally and regionally. Explore the concepts of audience, purpose, field and genre. Study how language is used in written, spoken and electronic forms and learn about the wider study of language in society.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C, which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science. To study A-level English Language you will need: Grade B or above in both GCSE English Language and English Literature

Financial information

Students under 19 years of age on 31 August 2015: Tuition is free for the duration of your course (full-time courses only). Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all Further Education students and covers the cost of outside visits, the engagement of special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.

Future opportunities

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers.

Further information

English Language relates well to all other A-level subjects, particularly English Literature, History, Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies. As the coursework involves collecting, presenting and analysing data, the subject would also go well with science subjects like Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. The skills you acquire through this subject will enable you to consider a range of university courses and careers in areas such as teaching, journalism, publishing, public relations, marketing and advertising.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact HARTPURY COLLEGE directly.

Last updated date: 14 March 2016
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