Words help us to express our views of the world and people around us. If someone is “good with words” they can convey ideas and opinions effectively.
Studying English Language will develop skills that will be useful on many levels: academically, socially, and also in the workplace.
Year 1 (AS Level)
In the first year you will focus on learning linguistic concepts and terms. You will gain a fundamental understanding of the subject, including the study of both spoken and written language.
Unit 1: Exploring Language - This unit involves a written exam paper requiring you to analyse a number of language texts.
Unit 2: Learning Issues and Original and Creative Writing - This unit involves a written exam paper requiring you to engage with languages issues and to use language creatively.
Year 2 (A Level)
This year will broaden your understanding of the subject, including your appreciation of Language Development.
Unit 3: Language over Time - This unit you will learn more about how the English language has developed and continues to develop over time from the 5th Century AD to the present day.
Unit 4: Spoken Language and Creative Re-casting - In this unit you will engage with the spoken language to produce an original piece of writing and to communicate creatively in different ways.
Unit 5: Language and Identity - This coursework unit gives opportunities for language research which has personal relevance. You will conduct an investigation, receiving specific and detailed guidance from your tutor.