English Language

Advanced GCE in English Language (OCR)

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You Will Study

Exploring Language

Language under the Microscope. Writing about a topical language issue. Comparing and contrasting texts.

Dimensions of Linguistic Variation

Child language acquisition. Language in the media. Language change.

Independent Language Research (coursework)

Investigation (2,000 - 2,500 words)

Academic poster (750 - 1,000 words)

This course looks at English in its various forms and contexts. It develops a variety of skills including critical reading, data analysis, evaluation and the ability to develop and sustain arguments.


80% Exam and 20% Coursework.

Future Opportunities

Many of our students go on to study English and related courses such as journalism at university.

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