This course is for you if:
- you are fascinated by the power of words and want to develop your skills in writing for a variety of audiences and purposes.
- you want to explore the nature of language as a communication system and how new technologies are affecting its use.
- you are looking for an A Level that will give you transferable communication skills that will help almost any other course or career.
This course is part of our Creative Arts Academy.
Any course which is part of our Creative Arts Academy or courses such as Law, History, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Business and Modern Languages will combine well with this course.
What topics will I study?
This course will give you an understanding of how words work and the power to use them effectively. You will explore the importance of language in society.
You will study how texts create meanings and representations; how children learn to talk, read and write; how and why language varies across society; the ways English language has changed and how it is developing in the digital age.
By the end of this course you will have produced a portfolio of original writing and undertaken a research project.
What can I do after this course?
By choosing an English A Level you will develop easily transferable communication skills that are desirable for most careers and higher education courses.
English graduates enter a very wide range of careers in the media, public relations, advertising, marketing, publishing, library and information services and teaching.