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A Level English

You should study English Language if you are interested in Linguistics and enjoy writing creatively for a range of audiences and purposes.

Students should not take English Language if they are considering studying English Literature as a degree course at University. Students cannot combine studying A level English Language and A level English Literature courses. 

What can this course lead to?

Access to higher education, English Language A level is considered a good qualification for a range of courses at University and is particularly suited for courses requiring excellent communication skills. 

Unit content

UNIT 1[AS] Introduction &  Language in a range of contexts

UNIT 2 [AS] Original writing and exploring spoken language

UNIT 3 [A2] Language investigation and writing for specific purpose.

UNIT 4 [A2] Exploring how language changes over time & analysis of spoken language. 

Method of Assessment 

UNIT 1: 30%. 2.5hr exam

UNIT 2: 20% Coursework

Unit 3: 20% Coursework

Unit 4: 30% 2.5hr exam.

Minimum entry requirement

B Grade in GCSE English Language

 

 

 

 

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