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English Language A level at Sutton Community Academy

Course description

As the dominant language in the modern world, communication through English governs the media, advertising, law and business.

In working towards an English Language A Level you’ll learn about both the past, the present and the possibilities for the future of the language. You’ll be encouraged to explore how it is used to communicate through spoken and written texts, ranging from chat shows and radio broadcasts to horoscopes and a wide range of genres in fiction. The different variations of the English language will be analysed, developing your understanding and appreciation of English in all its contexts. You’ll look at accents and dialects, how language conveys prejudice, how we manipulate our audiences and how men and women may use language differently.

Key topics will include, original writing, spoken language study and language and society.

You can expect to develop your skills as a writer, take part in language research and analyse spoken and written texts as part of your A Level study.

Entry requirements

Higher paper at GCSE and at least a grade B achieved.

Future opportunities

An English Language A Level is highly regarded by universities, providing a solid grounding for continued study at degree level. Degree programmes in English language or literature, creative writing, history, politics, journalism and media and communications, are all possible routes into Higher Education. Your career options include work in publishing, advertising, law, media and teaching (with further study or teaching abroad).

Further information

A Levels such as Media, English Literature, Business Studies, Law, History, French and Psychology, would all complement an English Language A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years