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English Language A-Level at Worthing College

Course description

The course aims to develop your understanding of the English Language - what it is and how it works and how it has changed since 1600. You will explore a wide variety of English Language texts - spoken, written and multi-modal, and you will learn how to analyse language use in different contexts.

Course content

You will study:

  • Language and Context
  • Language and Identity
  • Child Language
  • Areas from the following: Global English, Gender Identity, Journalism, Power
  • Non-examined assessment will take the form of a creative writing folder with commentaries.

You will also study 'language frameworks' to help you analyse language.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grade, including a grade B in either English or English Language.


You will be assessed at the end of two years by three exams one of 2 hours and 15 minutes; one of 1 hour and one of 1 hour 45 minutes. Also by non-exam assessment (coursework) which adds up to 3000 words in total.

You may be assessed for an AS qualification in this course at the end of your first year as a measure of your progress.

Future opportunities

Go on to study English at a higher level at university.

Use it as a widely recognised entrance qualification for many degree courses.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 August 2016
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