This course focuses on the specifics of language that you started to cover in GCSE. Here you will delve further into the specific lexical choices and grammatical features so you can understand their impact on writing and speech. You will also be introduced to the history of language, its advancement over time, as well as how we ourselves have developed it from childhood. By the end of the course you will have improved your analysis skills, specifically of linguistic features, with which you will be able to understand why people make the choices they do in their language.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements
  • Grade 4 (C) in English Language or Literature and a minimum of a 3 (D) in Maths and
  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above (1 Vocational or Technical Qualification at Merit or above may be counted) and
  • Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table) and
  • Grade 4 (C or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
Subject Specific Entry Requirements
  • 6 (B) in English Language
Course Content

Download the course fact sheet here.

Course support and Enrichment

We have a well-stocked library to support your wider reading, access to excellent resources to help improve your grammar and writing skills and full use of university level academic repositories including JSTOR. Typically, in English related subjects, we offer trips to the theatre, British Library and topic related museums such as the Imperial War Museum.

  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
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