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.
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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