A Level English Language | NSCG - Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group
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Course overview

Imagine you could take your innermost thoughts and insert them into someone else's mind. Well, language allows you to do this. On this course you will study:

Language, the Individual and Society
Topics include:

- Textual Variations and Representations
- Children’s Language Development (0-11 years)

Language Diversity and Change
Topics include:

- Historical changes to English Language
- Gendered language
- Accent and dialect
- Occupational language

Language in Action
Topics include:

- A language investigation (coursework)
- A piece of original writing and commentary

We aim to provide a stimulating, personally enriching experience of language. You will learn through experiencing a structured, progressive course, which will examine the uses, varieties and construction of language.

What else do I need to know?

Trips and visits include; theatre trips to various locations including London and the British Library. Links with the local theatre, The New Vic, including workshops and Keele University to develop subject expertise at a higher level. Enrichment activities include a book club and a student blog.

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What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including maths and English Language, in subjects relevant to your A Level or A+ Programme subject choices.

How is it assessed?

Assessment is comprised of two examinations and one piece of coursework at the end of two years of study.

Progression to year 2 will be dependent on successful completion of the first year taking into account Internal Progression Examination results and the Key Assessment Profile throughout the first year.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

On successful completion of your A Level programme, you can progress to university or employment. Careers such as publishing, marketing, editing, teaching and journalism, amongst others, appeal to students with A Level English Language.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Stuart Last, Head of A Level English, by e-mailing: stuart.last@nscg.ac.uk

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