0114 239 2661

English Language

Course Title: 

A Level English Language

Type:

A LEVEL

Entry Requirements:

Students will need to have obtained at least 5 Grade 5s or above, including English and Maths.

About:

Students must study the following two core themes:

  • Language Diversity
  • Language Change
  • Child Language Development
  • Textual Variations and Representations
  • Language in Action
  • Original Writing

During this course, students will build on their knowledge of analysing language. To do this, they will begin by learning about the prominent language theorists that underpin this field of research. After this, students will then apply these theories to spoken and written discourse and develop critical responses to theories and how applicable and accurate they are. Students will also engage with writer's perspectives and how they are conveyed, as well as exploring ideas around Child Language Acquisition and Language Change.

Assessment:

This varied course will entail two formal exams, both of which are 40% of the final A level. Later in the course, students will also engage with their own autonomous 'language investigation', whereby they conduct their own research and apply the theories they have learned about; this will be the remaining 20%.

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

United Learning