This course is ideal for learners who are interested in the ways that language is used and how language develops. Students will look at topics such as how language varies depending on mode, field, function and audience; and how language choices can create personal identities.
You could complement your studies with enrichment activities including work experience or Creative Writing society.
The following language topics will be studied:
- Analysing a whole range of spoken, written and multi-modal texts (eg. newspaper articles, blogs, etc);
- Apply a range of language theorists to spoken and written data;
- Exploring how contextual factors (age, gender, ethnicity, media, technology, religion, culture, etc) affect language choices;
- Child language acquisition in speaking, reading and writing.
- Language and identity;
- Language change from circa 1550 to the present day.
GCSE Grade 5 in English Language with an average points score of 4.6 or above.