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English Language A level at Easthampstead Park Community School

Course description

This course will enable you to:

●     Develop your interest and enjoyment in the use of English

●     Express yourself in speech and writing with increasing competence and sophistication

●     Demonstrate expertise in writing for a variety of specific purposes and audiences

●     Know and use key features for the systematic study of spoken and written English

●     Understand and explore concepts and issues relating to language in the media

●     Analyse meanings and forms of spoken and written language from different time periods and across different genres

●     Develop your skills to research independently 

Course content

●     Linguistic analysis of spoken and written texts

●     Original writing for a real-world purpose on a topical language issue

●     Language and gender

●     Language and power

●     Language and technology

●     Language and the media

●     Child Language Acquisition (how children learn to read, write and speak from birth until the age of eleven years)

●     Language Change (the history of English Language from 1600 until the present day)

●     Independent research methods to create an Independent Language Investigation

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in English Language and Grade C in English Literature.


Unit 1 - Exploring Language 40% examination

Unit 2 - Dimensions of Linguistic Variation 40% examination

Coursework - Independent Language Research 20%

Future opportunities

This course is recognised by top universities in the country and will enable you to follow many career paths including careers in law, journalism, television, marketing, teaching and publishing. The skills acquired by studying Child Language Acquisition and the analysis of speech will also benefit those who wish to work with children or follow a career in speech therapy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easthampstead Park Community School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September