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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2021
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Qualifications: A'Level
Code: 118026
Cost: N/A

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A Level English Language

Full time course


On this course, you will examine the different types of language that are used around you, from formal prose to political speeches to chatting to friends and “new” emerging areas of communication, such as those used in social media. You will study how language varies from one place to another as well as between different social groups and situations. The course includes textual analysis, the structure of English, how English emerged and how it is changing. You will develop your analytical skills to enable you to understand various spoken and written texts. You will also examine how language is acuired from infancy and how words develop various meanings over time.

What will I study?

Year 1: Textual variations and representations, language diversity and writing skills.

Year 2: Language diversity and change, language discourses, language investigation and original writing. Children's language development.

What do I need to join?

To join the full time A Level Programme you need at least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–5 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths.
We look for interest, enthusiasm and engagement in learners who are prepared to analyse and evaluate different ideas and concepts as well as an ability to explore critically areas such as gender, race and ethnicity and social class.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

You will develop your analytical skills to be able to understand various spoken and written texts. You will also examine how language is learned from infancy and how words develop various meanings over time. The course will involve class discussion, individual and group work. Additionally, there will be a number of written assignments to complete throughout the year as well as online assessments.

How will I know how I am doing?

Tutors work closely with students to ensure they reach their full potential. The course is assessed by examination and coursework.

Are there any extra costs?

You may be expected to purchase a text book.

What can I do next?

English Language is a useful A Level that can be applied to a number of career routes and university courses. It is essential if you are hoping to progress on to journalism or publishing.

It is also beneficial for other essay-based subjects, such as History, Law or the Social Sciences.


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Dates & Costs

A Level English Language

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2021
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: A'Level
Code: 118026
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Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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