A Level English Language

Course Content

Textual Variations and Representations:

Students will analyse how texts are produced to have impact upon readers.

Child Language Development:

Students will discover how children acquire speech and learn to read and write.

Language Diversity and Change:

Students will consider how factors such as gender, ethnicity and occupation affect our language and how and why language changes over time.

Language Investigation and Writing:

Students will investigate an area of language they find interesting and hone their writing skills.

How will students be assessed?

Two exams which are both 2 hours, 30 minutes and worth 40% each.
Coursework which is worth 20%.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Students will take part in Language scavenger hunts, visit a pre-school setting to observe children’s language and visit the British Library.