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English Language A-Level at Clevedon School

Course description

English Language is a subject which deals with one of the most important aspects of our lives, communication. Without communication, humans would not be where they are today or where they hope to be tomorrow.

Course content

The English Language course provides an opportunity to explore everyday spoken and written English and its impact through a study of language and technology, media, gender, power and occupation. The course explores creative writing, applies frameworks to analyse a wide range of written and spoken data, as well as exploring where the English Language has come from and how children acquire language from the moment they are born.

  • Textual Variations and Representations
  • Children’s Language Development
  • Language Diversity and Change
  • Language Discourses
  • Writing skills
  • Language Investigation
  • Original Writing

Entry requirements


In order to be admitted onto Level 3 courses, students should satisfy all the following requirements:

  • At the end of Year 11 secure a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C at GCSE.
  • Secured at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject that the student wishes to study at Post 16, or the same grade in a related subject where it has not been previously studied GCSE.
  • Have demonstrated, through their previous education career, the level of self-motivation and commitment required for Post 16 study.

NB. In exceptional cases one or more of the above requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Headteacher or his designated member of staff. The school reserves the right not to admit onto the requested course, despite meeting the above requirements, if on educational grounds it is not considered to be appropriate to the needs and ability of the student concerned.


At both AS and A Level, the course is assessed through examination and coursework.

Future opportunities

English Language at Advanced level provides students with a broad range of opportunities for further study at university. It compliments all other subjects due to the transferable skills it offers, including the ability to identify and carry out the manipulation of language for different audiences and purposes. In addition, the skills of reading and writing are fundamental to any career pathway, as well as the ability to communicate successfully in both a spoken and written form.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clevedon School directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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