What will I study?
You will study linguistic features including: grammar, lexis (word choice), phonology (sounds), semantics (meanings) and pragmatics (meanings in context) and how to evaluate the use of these features in a range of written, spoken and electronic forms of communication is studied. The issue of varying representations and how they are constructed for a range of different target audiences is studied. You will also develop research skills by selecting, analysing and creating written extracts that create and challenge stereotypes. You will study a range of theories about how children develop language. These include Behaviourist, Nativist and Cognitive theories. They study stages of development, linguistic examples and additional studies such as the 'Wug test' and 'Fis experiment.'
How will I be taught?
Lessons are designed to meet a range of learning styles and memory techniques. Activities include: debate and discussion, matching tasks, problems solving tasks, presentations, 'you tube', radio and video extracts, linguistic 'games', tests, comprehension and other reading and writing tasks. Lessons include individual, pair and group tasks. You will have the opportunity to attend an English Language conference and publishing event. A Level English Language uses a system of Flipped Learning where
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through 5 hours of examinations at the end of this 2 year linear course. There is also a 20% coursework component. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.