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English Language A Level at St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive School

Course description

The study of Language allows students to explore how meaning is conveyed when we communicate through a range of written, spoken and electronic texts. Students will encounter examples of naturally occurring non-fiction language such as birthday card greetings, news articles, advertisements, recipes, instructions, emails, text messages, political speeches and even conversations captured on the bus. Students will be able to analyse significant features of lexis, grammar and semantics, phonology and pragmatics as well as how the speaker or writer is conveyed; how the listener or reader is positioned; the functions of the text, the structure and organisation of texts and representational issues to do with age, gender and social grouping.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for entry to this course is Grade B in English Language GCSE. We would expect you to have good technical skills in English, and an inbuilt interest in cracking the code of language. An aptitude for collecting and interpreting data would be an advantage.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years