This course is for learners who are interested in studying how English is used in everyday life from speech to a wide range of texts. You will gain an insight into some the changes which have occurred in the English Language, how children manage to acquire language and how language functions daily in society. You will also create your own fiction or non-fiction text and get the chance to research a language topic of your choice.
An A level in English Language will enhance your understanding of other A level subjects such as: Sociology, Law, History, Geography, Psychology, Media and Film Studies.
You will undertake topics that will fascinate you about language and you had never really considered. Your teacher will guide you through the topics, supporting and challenging you as they go to ensure you reach your highest potential.
This course will allow you to develop writing skills that will be valuable for the rest of your life. You will have a much greater understanding of the English Language and this, in turn, will help you have a more in-depth understanding of the verbal communication with those around you.
Famous people who have an English degree include: Emma Watson, Stephen Fry, Sting, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Paxman and Ian Hislop.
Generally speaking, English is a degree well respected by potential employers owing to the numerous transferable skills it demonstrates.
Learners must have;
Level 5 in any English GCSE alongside standard A Level entry requirements (5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above)
Possible careers: journalism, the civil service, consultancy, advertising, teaching and forensic linguistics