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Syllabus: AQA

Course Leader: Ms J Backeberg

Entry Requirements: Minimum 6 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 mainly at Grade 6 or above.
English Literature at Grade 5 and English Language at Grade 6 or above.

Course Content:

English Language covers child language acquisition, language diversity, language change from 1600 to the present, and ongoing debates on language issues.  It considers the ways language expresses individual identity, attitudes, relationships and the values of society.

Key concepts are audience, purpose, mode, genre and context.  You will learn to apply different levels of language analysis, using appropriate terminology to discuss a variety of spoken, written and multimodal texts.

Non-examination assessment consists of two tasks: a language investigation and a piece of original writing with an accompanying commentary.

The supportive team will help you to develop the skills, independence and confidence to achieve your potential in this varied, enjoyable course.  All English Language students need to be willing to engage with texts and to write accurately and fluently.

Future Prospects:
English Language provides you with knowledge and skills which are valued in careers such as law, politics, speech and language therapy, teaching, marketing and journalism.

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