In both years you will study and analyse spoken, written and multi modal texts and data using a variety of methods as well as creating your own texts.
Paper 1: Language and the Individual: How language constructs identity, how language is shaped by context and situation, how language is used to represent people and ideas
Paper 2: Language Varieties: How and why our language use changes depending on the people we are with, the features of different accents, dialects and sociolects, what people think about the use of language
Paper 1: Language, the Individual and Society: Building on the concepts from Year 1, how and why children develop language
Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change: Building on the concepts of Year 1, How and why language has changed over time, Attitudes to language variety and change
Coursework: Language in Action: Investigation project pursuing an area of individual linguistic interest, Original writing portfolio and commentary
English Language compliments all subjects but has obvious thematic links with psychology, sociology, history and biology. It is explicitly linked to degrees in linguistics, creative writing, media, education and journalism.
Any profession requiring a detailed and critical understanding of communication such as journalism, the media, law, banking and commerce as well as teaching in both the primary and secondary sectors.
“The beauty of language is that it is an identity, it contains phonology and semantics that hold so many ideas and meanings that are unique to that person.”
GCSE B grades in both English Language and English Literature
Paper 1: 50%, Paper 2: 50%
Paper 1: 40%, Paper 2: 40%, Coursework: 20%
Visits and experiences at CLF academies (primary and secondary)
Linguistics department at UWE
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