What's covered?

This course will enable you to understand how language is used in speech and writing. The aim is that by the end of the course you will be able to analyse how we make meaning, construct sentences and choose our words. We also examine how we relate to others when we speak and write, as well as studying how children learn and speak

What do you need?

Applicants need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, Including English Language at grade 5 or above.

How you are assessed

You will study English Language through lectures and seminar group work. There will also be individual investigation of texts with teacher support and guidance. There is plenty of opportunity to discuss issues and ideas and you will be expected to connect this with your experience of language and research by linguists. You will need to carry out wider reading and to complete tasks independently.

How Long?

The AS course takes one academic year to complete with A2 a further year

What course next?

Students achieving a grade D and above at AS can continue the subject A2 level.

What could this lead to?

This course leads to Higher Education. Employers also value the oral and written skills acquired through studying this subject.

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Contact us on 01753 793288 to check whether you might be eligible for a reduced fee.

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