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A Level English

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Studying English Language at AS Level will allow you to develop your critical understanding of how language works in a range of different contexts and situations. You will also be given opportunities to develop your own creative writing skills.

The skills developed studying English Language will enable you to shed an illuminating light on the written and spoken language that we are exposed to in our daily lives – from radio and TV, bus-tickets to acts of parliament, stand-up comedy routines to obituaries. We will be able to recognise the ways in which meaning is created and, in many cases, the manipulation behind the meaning.

Students will study a variety of written texts, for instance from advertising, speeches, journalism, reviews, writing for children, biographies, narrative fiction, and ephemeral texts etc. Study will focus on the key constituents of language – vocabulary, types of meaning, the sounds of language, structure and grammar. Students will also consider social and historical variation in language.

Spoken language is an integral part of the course. At AS, learners will study the spoken language of the media – language transmitted for a mass audience.

Subjects such as English Literature, History, Classical Civilisation and Philosophy complement English Language as all develop analytical, discursive skills. The close focus on the building blocks of language that forms a key part of English Language at A’ Level will help develop the skills required for A’ Level Creative Writing and the study of a variety of different texts at A’ Level English Language fits neatly with some of the requirements of A’ Level Media Studies. Subjects such as Psychology and Sociology will also complement English Language.

If you are studying 4 AS Levels, you should also consider studying English Language alongside foreign languages and science subjects.

For A’ Level English course specification, visit http://www.wjec.co.uk/

The course is not only fascinating in itself but as an academic subject satisfies standard university entry requirements. It can be combined successfully with other A levels in subjects as varied as Science, English Literature and P.E. for entry into a wide variety of university courses. English as an A level subject is highly valued in a number of other degrees, particularly Law, Journalism, Business Studies etc as it indicates that the applicant has excellent communication skills.

English Language is highly regarded by universities. The future, no doubt, has many surprises in store for us but the loss of status attached to English Language A-Level will not be one of them.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will receive a specialised study programme which will help you to achieve your ambitions beyond successfully completing your college course.

We have developed Study Programmes for all of our 16-18 year-old students to help further develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you will get from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • GCSE A*-C English and maths if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place at university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college.

What the course leads to

The course is not only fascinating in itself but as an academic subject satisfies standard university entry requirements. It can be combined successfully with other A levels in subjects as varied as Science, English Literature and P.E. for entry into a wide variety of university courses. English as an A level subject is highly valued in a number of other degrees, particularly Law, Journalism, Business Studies etc as it indicates that the applicant has excellent communication skills.

English Language is highly regarded by universities. The future, no doubt, has many surprises in store for us but the loss of status attached to English Language A-Level will not be one of them.

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"College is much more flexible which suited me well. It also had a wider range of courses available to study than my school sixth form."

Liam Roberts successfully achieved A*, A, A. Liam progressed onto the University of Greenwich.

Course Location

Clarence Street
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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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