"The Language of Politics" highlights the different stances that political parties may take e.g.
left or right wing, and this is often reflected in the politician's speeches.
law, journalism, teaching, management and business studies.
The study of GCSE English will ensure that students can read fluently and write effectively.
Orwell points out, in his essay, "...political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness." He also stresses, "Political language...
is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." Orwell suggests a number of rules that politicians should (but do not) follow: 1.The non-exam assessment will allow you to investigate a particular area of interest, gathering your own data and using your knowledge of language to reach your own conclusions. There will be an exam at the end of year 12 to assess your understanding. While in the Sixth Form at Brigg, English will complement a number of other A Level subjects e.g.History, Drama, Media, Psychology and Modern Foreign Languages, as well as providing an interesting contrast for students taking Sciences or Mathematics.Language diversity and change which will invite students to explore processes of language change and social attitudes to language.Students will also produce a piece of language investigation of their choice and a piece of original writing as part of the coursework element.Left wing parties such as Labour are often socialist or radical groups, and right wing parties, such as the Conservatives are often conservative or nationalist. Beard also points out some of the techniques that politicians use in speeches in order to be persuasive.For example: metaphors, contrastive pairs and tripartite structures.Students will be able to demonstrate a confident control of Standard English and write grammatically correct sentences, use figurative language and analyse texts from 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.GCSE English Language is designed on the basis that students should read and be assessed on high-quality, challenging texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.Each text studied must represent a substantial piece of writing, making significant demands on students in terms of content, structure and the quality of language.The texts, across a range of genres and types, should support students in developing their own writing by providing effective models.