English Language A Level

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2017

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6SAS121311

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Course introduction

Language is fundamental to our thoughts, our interactions and our societies. It is at the heart of human existence and represents a constantly evolving method of communication.

Studying language is crucial to understanding ourselves as members of society, as individuals and as a species. After all, we can be judged by how we speak and write.

English is the world’s most widely spoken language, and by exploring it in depth you will discover much more about expression and the human condition.

So if you would like to enrich your life while gaining a range of highly versatile, transferable skills, then don’t miss this opportunity to empower yourself through language.

Why choose Brock for English Language A Level?

At Brock we have an excellent record of success in English Language. In part this is because we have a senior examiner and an assessment advisor among our highly-qualified teachers. 

As a result, all English Language teachers are well-drilled in exactly what it takes to achieve good examination results. When you combine this knowledge with our passion for teaching you certainly have a winning formula.

Teaching & learning

Our teachers use traditional learning methods, sourcing raw learning materials from official Cambridge and Oxford University Press textbooks.

Group discussions form an important part of the course. These lead to enhanced powers of expression and analysis, and also provide a valuable interactive facet to the overall learning experience.

As a student you will take advantage of technology, using resources ranging from PowerPoint presentations to podcasts. Furthermore, your teachers will encourage you to conduct your own research.

Course structure

  • Learn how language is used to create representations and meanings, giving you a greater awareness of the power associated with the written and spoken word.
  • Develop your understanding of language diversity, helping you appreciate the significance of different accents, dialects, genders and social groups.
  • Have the opportunity to conduct an investigation into language and produce original written work.
  • Explore how we first learned to speak as infants in order to acquire a deeper understanding of linguistic expression.
  • Debate whether or not men and women really use language differently whilst implementing actual research on the topic.
  • View how English has changed over the centuries, how it is still changing and what people think about these changes.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C or grade 4 to include:

  • English language grade B (6)
  • English literature grade B (6)

In addition, an interest in analysis of grammar and language is desirable. 

What can I do with this qualification?

This course is a must for anyone considering a career in education or any branch of journalism or publishing.

It combines well with Psychology and/or Sociology, and is ideal preparation for a career in diverse fields including: business, advertising, marketing, public relations, human relations, law and politics.

Whatever your ambitions, this qualification also shows employers that you have a set of transferable skills related to expression, accuracy and analysis.

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  • I chose Brock because I really wanted to study in an adult environment and I knew there was a good standard of teaching. It’s in a beautiful setting too.

    Felice Southwell

  • 98.5%

    Overall A Level pass rate

    45%

    Of students gained A*-B grades

    75%

    Of students gained A*-C grades