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A Level

Entry requirements:   

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

What is it?    

Language is the greatest achievement of humankind - it is the way we think, feel and understand ourselves. This A Level examines all aspects of the creation and use of the English language.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Unlike the lessons you may have had in high school, English lessons at the College are more in the form of university seminars, encouraging students to get involved in discussion and debate about topics covered.

What will I study?    

Spoken language genres & contexts, language change over time, creative & critical use of language, language & identity, including gender, diversity and self-representation.

How will I be assessed?    

80% exams at the end of Year 2; 20% coursework.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

The analytical and communication skills that this course provides is useful in almost any occupation, as well as understanding how and why we communicate in certain ways and using this information to your advantage.    

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