Studying English Language at A Level is very different to GCSE. You will learn about how and why we acquire and develop language from birth, how we use it in real life, maybe because of things such as who we are, our age, where we come from, our sexuality or ethnicity, and then you will explore how language keeps changing and where it might end up in the future.
The A level is based around key topics that are enriched by research and theory. It is like the science of language; it is a study into the relationship between language and society. Alongside this, you will develop critical language analysis skills involving new and sophisticated terminology that will help you analyse and evaluate writers, speakers, texters, bloggers, presidents and pop stars. You name it, we can look at any use of language on this course. All this, plus, for the non-examined element, you get to produce some of your own original writing, and you get the chance to pick any aspect of language, that you find fascinating, to investigate.
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