English Language

Why should I study this subject?

With exciting text and data-based sources of language, this course introduces the study of English in its various forms and contexts, with the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language.

The variety of assessment styles used, such as data analysis, discursive essays, directed writing, original writing and research-based investigative writing, allows you to develop
a wide range of skills. These include critical reading, data analysis, evaluation, the ability to develop and sustain arguments and a number of different writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

 

What will I study ?

The course includes:

  • Children’s language development
  • Language diversity and change
  • Language discourses
  • 
 Writing skills
  • Language investigation
  • 
 Original writing

 

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.

 

“English at New College is really interesting – you get to explore new and challenging texts that are personally enriching.”

Imogen Owens, Freeston Academy

“Though challenging, English develops great transferable skills that help with my other subjects at college.”

Leonie Hudson, Shafton ALC