English Language

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12

WHAT IS ENGLISH LANGUAGE?
If the power of words interests you and you’re keen to discover how written and spoken language works in our changing world, then this is the course for you.

Both dynamic and relevant, this course explores how our language has evolved over time. Students will explore a variety of contexts, genres and audiences and will produce original creative writing pieces.

WHY STUDY ENGLISH LANGUAGE?
English Language is central to all other subjects. It is a fascinating and engrossing subject, crucial for an understanding of why people communicate in the way that they do.

The A-level is also one that Higher Education establishments and employers find attractive as it indicates that a student has a well-rounded intelligence and an appreciation of accuracy in writing.

The course is taught by a team of experienced staff and has consistently achieved good results over many years.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

In addition, a grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
80% Exam
20% Coursework

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-level IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE?
The pathways available after study are numerous and include degrees specifically in English and related subjects. Careers linked with English Language include: Teaching, Journalism, Publishing, TV and Radio, Copy writing, Marketing, Public Relations, Law and Advertising.