KS5 English Language

Students studying English Language and will read a variety of literary and non-literary texts and explore written and spoken language. Students will also produce their own writing for different audiences and purposes and learn to comment on their own use of language.

Skills and Qualifications

Students will need to have:

  • A willingness to read widely around the subject
  • The ability to listen attentively and critically to spoken English
  • Enjoyment of expressing their own responses to language through class discussion and Through writing
  • Enjoy creating their own texts for analysis
  • At least a grade 5 in both GCSE English Language and English Literature.

By studying this subject you will:

  • Develop as independent, confident and reflective readers
  • Develop your skills in speaking and writing for different purposes and audiences
  • Develop your ability to relate literary and non-literary texts to the contexts in which they are produced
  • Develop your ability to use linguistic and literary concepts and analytical frameworks incommenting on a wide range of spoken language and written texts
  • Develop your ability to select approaches most appropriate for your investigation and research

Method of Assessment

  • Two external examinations, worth 80% of the final mark
  • Coursework totalling 2500-3250 words, worth 20% of the final mark.

Career Implications

This is a very adaptable qualification. It combines well with Humanities, Languages and artistic subjects but will also be very useful to show breadth of study for scientists. Anyone considering work in administration, banking or management will find this course to be of considerable practical benefit. It provides an excellent basis for the study of English at university and is a good match with a variety of other subjects.

If you require any further information please see Miss Gipki