Based at the Workington Academy site.
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language
Paper 1: Language and the individual.
This assesses textual variations and representations. Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities. This makes up 50% of the AS level.
Paper 2: Language Varieties
This unit looks at language diversity and writing skills. Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities. This makes up 50% of the AS level.
Paper 1: Language, the individual and society
This assesses textual variations and representations and children’s language development (0-10 years).
Paper 2: Language diversity and change
This assesses language diversity and change, language discourses and writing skills.
Students will complete a language investigation and a piece of original writing,plus commentary.
Why you should study English Language
A Level English Language asks questions: questions about where our language comes from, how words can influence and control us and why the language we use now has changed.
AS English Language
Students will study gender and about how language changes over time. We also study the language of work, accents and dialects, asking questions about why some accents are more acceptable than others.
A2 English Language
Students revisit gender and accents, with the added element of research coursework.
Skills Developed, Progression and Possible Future Careers
Studying English Language can involve exploring almost any use of words. You will have the opportunity to study the ways English language is used in a variety of forms. Your English language course will also teach you to analyse language at many levels.
Studying English teaches you how to write clearly and effectively. The analytical and communication abilities that an English qualification provides are called ‘transferable skills’: they are useful in almost any occupation.