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English Language A-Level at The McAuley Catholic High School

Course description

Would you enjoy the challenge of studying technical aspects of English not covered at GCSE? Are you interested in learning about the structure of language, including grammar, and looking at a wide range of spoken and written language? Would you enjoy learning to write in different creative and journalistic styles and finding out how language use is affected by gender, power relationships, and changing technology? Would you enjoy considering attitudes to accents, formal language and slang, discovering how children learn language, and how language changes over time?If so, English Language is a fascinating choice of course.

Entry requirements

Minimum of Grade B in English Language and Grade C in English Literature at GCSE. Those doing the ‘single’ English GCSE who achieve a B should discuss VI form entry with the Head of English.

Future opportunities

Students wishing to go on to study English at university may find it valuable to take both English Language and English Literature as separate subjects, though English Language alone will be appropriate preparation for linguistics or media based courses, and some general English degrees.

In common with all non-vocational A2 Levels, English Language is suitable academic preparation for a wide variety of careers, particularly those in which effective written communication is important. Publishing, marketing, journalism, teaching, law, information services and creative writing are all careers possible with strong grades in English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The McAuley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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