English Language A Level AQA

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code EngLan3
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This course focuses on the English language: its history, changes and application.

 

This course aims to enable you to:

  • analyse both spoken and written language use according to its context
  • write for different forms, audiences and purposes
  • undertake independent and sustained studies to cater to your interests and develop your skills

Details

A Level English Language provides an engaging and up-to-date course that reflects contemporary language study. With exciting text- and data-based sources of language, the specification introduces the study of English in its various forms and contexts, with the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language underpinning all elements of the course. Offering clear skills progression from GCSE, the course allows students to build on the skills already gained and prepare for their next steps.

 

The variety of assessment styles used, such as data analysis, discursive essays, directed writing, original writing and research-based investigative writing, allows students to develop a wide range of skills. These include critical reading, data analysis, evaluation, the ability to develop and sustain arguments and a number of different writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

How will it be delivered?

At A Level, students sit two examinations and submit one coursework assignment:

 

PAPER 1

Textual variations and

Representations

Children's language development (0 – 11 years)

Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

 

PAPER 2

Language diversity and change

Language discourses

Writing skills

Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

 

COURSEWORK

Language investigation

Original writing

Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

Entry requirements

We would recommend a grade 6 at GCSE in English

Your next steps...

The successful completion of this course will allow you to progress on to a wide range of related higher education courses and could lead you into careers in journalism, marketing and publishing.