English Language

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

WHY SHOULD I STUDY YOUR SUBJECT?

With exciting text- and data-based sources of language, this course introduces the study of

English in its various forms and contexts, with the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language.

The variety of assessment styles used, such as data analysis, discursive essays, directed writing, original writing and research-based investigative writing, allows you to develop a wide range of skills. These include critical reading, data analysis, evaluation, the ability to develop and sustain arguments and a number of different writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Children’s language development

Language diversity and change

Language discourses

Writing skills

Language investigation

Original writing

The course is assessed over three elements:

Paper 1: Language, the Individual and Society (40%)

Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change (40%)

(Both exams are 2 hours 30 minutes)

Non-exam assessment: Language in Action (20%)

An investigation into a linguistic topic of your choice, and a piece of original writing with an evaluative commentary.

 

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.

 

“English at New College is really interesting – you get to explore new and challenging texts that are personally enriching.”

Imogen Owens

“Though challenging, English develops great transferable skills that help with my other subjects at college.”

Leonie Hudson