A Level English Language

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title English Language
Code EA2A23S
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3

Overview

If you find yourself listening in to conversations on the bus, analysing the headings to advertising posters or wondering about the words used in social media exchanges, you are a budding English Language expert and should take this course.

Details

• Investigate a range of spoken and written texts using linguistic and grammatical concepts 
• Analyse and explore how people use language to present their thoughts, feelings, and identities 
• Study language from as early as 950 AD up to the Instagram bios of the 21st century 
• Study a range of case studies and theories to support language use 
The course offers opportunities to experience guest speakers such as David Crystal who is the world’s leading linguistic expert. Various university trips are organised where you will have the chance to experience a range of seminars, lectures and workshops. The department offers a creative writing club as part of the enrichment offer and students have won various awards and commendations with the work they have produced.

How will it be delivered?

80% examination 20% coursework

Entry requirements

General entry criteria apply plus GCSE English Language at Grade 5.

Your next steps...

English A Levels and degrees open doors to many careers, including media, advertising, publishing, journalism, public relations, theatre and teaching, as well as providing a good A Level in areas such as architecture, law, local government and the civil service.

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