A Level English Language

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title English Language A Level
Code EG
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Do you ever wonder why people use language in so many different ways?

Do you enjoy expressing your opinions on spoken and written language? If so, you will find this course particularly fascinating. As part of the new A level, you will analyse a range of written texts, explore electronic communication and study many different kinds of spoken texts. To underpin all this, you will learn the terminology and grammar to enable you to understand how language actually works.

You will also discover how children learn to speak during the initial years of life and how language represents different social groups.

You will learn mostly by investigation, group work and discussion. Some of the most interesting classes will be when students bring in their own samples of language for analysis. Your work will be supported by a rich set of intranet resources including a wonderful set of speech recordings from across the country.

"I've always loved English and English Language has provided the perfect platform for my curiosity to thrive. I find the course well balanced and intriguing, a definite no-brainer." Esther, English Language student


How will it be delivered?

Examinations at the end of Year 13

Paper 1 
Language, the Individual and Society

  • Textual variations and representations.
  • Children's language development.

Paper 2 

  • Language Diversity and Change
  • Language discourse

Non-exam assessment
Language in Action

  • Language Investigation.
  • Original writing.
  • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 in English Language.

Minimum Entry Admissions Score applies

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