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A Level English Language

A Level English Language

Are you interested in how variation in meanings and forms in language are influenced by situational, cultural and social factors as well as in developing your own skills as a writer? By studying English Language at A Level you will explore how the spoken word has evolved over centuries and you will trace back the ways in which English has developed from its Old English origins to Late Modern English.

Course Content

You will learn how to analyse the way other writers and speakers use language in a diverse range of genres such as short stories, magazine and newspaper articles, advertising copy, reportage, political speeches and campaigning, charity campaigns, sports commentaries, TV chat shows and media interviews. Lessons involve a wide variety of learning activities. You will engage in analysis, individual writing and research involving one-to-one tutorials. You will also engage in discussions, workshops and presentations, working as a whole class and in smaller groups.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

To study English language at this level you need to have gained a grade 5/6 or better in GCSE English language or GCSE English, in addition to the general entry requirements. A grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English will be reviewed on an individual basis.


What opportunities will this lead to?

Students often go on to university study and employment in journalism, the media or public relations, but English Language equally provides an excellent basis for a wide range of other careers and courses, including business and legal professions.

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Student Profile
Eleanor Lowther

“I’ve always been passionate about English Literature and I chose Barrow Sixth Form College as they will provide me with the tools I need to progress on to university.”

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