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English Language – A Level

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About the course

This contemporary course focuses on how we use language today as individuals and members of society. You will explore the impact of gender, occupation, accent and dialect, examining social groups, power and technology. You will also study a range of texts produced by a variety of writers and speakers, and discover how they tailor their language to suit their intended audiences and purposes, creating meanings and representations. Final assessment is by a combination of examinations and coursework.

Topics and units

– Language levels
– Representation
– Application of linguistics
– Spoken language
– Language and diversity – gender
– Language and diversity – accent and dialect
– Language and diversity – occupation and power
Year 2:
– Children’s language development
– Language change

Work placement opportunities:
Local authorities, schools, NHS, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin library services

Careers and progression

Progressing to: English degree courses, or further studies and jobs in publishing, film, media, and academic research
Aspirational careers: Corporate lawyer, copy editor, human resources specialist, teacher/lecturer, marketing and public relations consultant, Government agencies

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including maths and minimum grade 6 in English Language

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full Time


2 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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Upcoming events

Open event
09 October 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Open event
13 November 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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