English Language A-level

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Do you want to learn how to effectively write stories, articles and reviews? Do you want to learn how the English Language developed, and is developing over time? Do you want to become a more effective speaker and listener? Then English Language A-level is the course for you!
On this course, you will be equipped with the linguistic skills and terminology to be able to become a more effective speaker and writer. You will learn how to write creatively, how the English Language has changed over time and how to understand and analyse the rules and codes which operate whenever we speak. You also learn about how children, men and women use language as well as accents and dialects.
This course fits well with any other subject where you have to communicate as it gives you the skills to improve the clarity, fluency and variety of your communication, both spoken and written.

What will I study in English Language A-level?

A range of linguistic topics: spoken language/conversations, child language, accent and dialect, gender, the history of the English language, as well as the grammar of the English language.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE's at Grade 4 or above, all from our core subjects and to including a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.

How will I learn?

There will be class discussions, group work and coursework.

How will I be assessed?

There are 3 exam modules and 1 coursework module for this course.

Are there any costs involved?

You will have to pay a small fee for the course booklet which lasts the whole year and is no more than a couple of £'s.

FAQs

Will I already have to know any linguistic terminology such as nouns, verbs, adjectives etc?
No. We start from the perspective that you aren't familiar with linguistic terminology such as nouns, verbs, adjectives. Although, it will help you, definitely, if you already do!


Are there any Speaking & Listening exams?
There are no Speaking & Listening exams for A-level. However, Speaking & Listening is a topic that we study for Paper 1, Section A, which is all about spoken communication.


How is the course assessed?
There are 3 exams (80%) and 1 piece of coursework (20%) that you will have to do. Most of the assessment is written essays, apart from the Creative Writing, where you could be writing anything from fictional narratives and/or newspaper articles.


Available As

A Level
[56 UCAS pts. available]

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