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English LanguageAS LevelA2 Level

English Language is the study of both written and spoken language. It covers how we talk in natural conversation and also how we alter our mode according to who we are speaking to. Topics for AS include; Gender, Power and Technology. Lessons will take the form of pupil presentations, seminar style discussions and close annotation of a variety of materials..

You should study English Language if you are interested in learning about how language works and how we communicate in society. You should also enjoy investigating particular areas of linguistic study independently. You might also have enjoyed creative writing at GCSE. The course will enable you to develop many different skills such as learning about how we communicate with one another and how we use body language to get our point across.

  • English Language is very in depth and it takes you right back to the roots of your own personal language
  • You get to pick apart your own language use in A Level English Language and you’ll find yourself analysing texts without even realising it!

Course Content

Unit 1

Covers 3 topics; language and gender, technology and power. You will study how language in both written and spoken mediums alters in these context.

Unit 2

Development of your own writing skills, producing writing in different genres for different audiences and purposes. You will produce two pieces of creative writing for a different purpose and audience of approximately 1,000 words each.


Key Facts

  • Course Level AS/A2 Level
  • Assessment Breakdown Examination 60% Coursework 40%
  • Assessor AQA spec B
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ A*-C. 5+ in English Language. 6+ in English Literature or Language GCSE.
  • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE including forums and online assessment

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