AS Level English LanguageCourse Code: ELAAS Learning Aim Code: 60148469 Full-time / Part-time: Full-time (with two additional A Levels, Academic Skills and Tutorial) Duration: One Year Campus: Paget Road Campus
Is this the right course for me?
Are you interested in the way English Language works? Are you curious to find out how and why new words are formed? Did you know that the origins of many of the words we use today come from South America, such as coffee, chocolate and potatoes?
Are you keen to learn more about the way toddlers acquire language and learn to develop their vocabulary? Why is ‘m’ the first sound babies utter – and no, it is not because they spend most of their time with mum! In our study of English Language we explore peoples’ attitudes to accent and dialect, gender roles and ethnicity.
Students explore how language is used to represent celebrities or social groups in the media – essential knowledge if you are not to believe all you read in the press!
A level English Language opens up many career opportunities such as marketing, journalism, speech therapy, translation and interpreters as well as teaching.
What will I learn?
During this course you will study:
- Seeing through language
- The language of representation
- Language explorations-language variation and change-language discourses
- Language interventions and investigations
What skills will I gain?
By studying this course you will:
- Develop your understanding of the way language is used to represent individuals and groups in society
- Learn how English grammar and punctuation works to make sense of the written word
- Develop an appreciation for the variety of accent and dialects in the British Isles and the vitality they bring to the English language
- Develop your confidence in presenting and communicating your ideas to specific audiences
- Understand how English language is a valuable qualification to possess in a variety of careers
- Improve your written, debating and presentation skills
- Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in group presentations, enrichment activities and producing subject specific booklets for your peers
How will I be assessed?
You will be continually assessed throughout the programme through essays, tests and group discussion and debates. External assessments will be through exams and coursework.
What can I do next?
The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:
- Pursue a career in marketing, journalism, speech therapy, primary and early years teaching, secondary education and lecturing
- Progress on to university or vocational training
What are the Entry Requirements?
To access this course you are required to have:
- Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English or maths (specified which for some courses) or successful completion of a full level 2 study programme