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English Language AS Level at Grantham College

Course description

If you choose to study English language you will develop a wide range of transferable skills such as text analysis, critical reading and creative use of language, which offer excellent preparation for both further study and employment. You will develop understanding of both written and spoken English language working in real life situations and contexts. You will also have the opportunity to debate contentious issues and be a creative and original producer of varied texts.

Course content

You will be introduced to terminology for language study and explore the two contexts of language and power and language and gender in depth. You will analyse authentic texts in written and spoken mode. You will also develop your own writing skills in different genres and for different audiences and purposes.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language, preferably at Grade B or above.


Examination Board: OCR. These details are subject to change.

Two 1½ hour examinations: Exploring Language and Exploring Contexts

Financial information

Full Time Further Education courses are free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.  Exam resit fees may apply if and when applicable.

Future opportunities

English Language can be used to gain entry to university in combination with other subjects. The skills it demands underpin all other academic subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grantham College directly.

Last updated date: 29 November 2016
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