Our A Level qualification in English Language provides students with a deep knowledge of how the English language works and encourages them to engage creatively with areas of topical debate. You will explore language in use in various contexts, and will carry out an independent investigation in an area of particular interest to you.
Component 01: Exploring language
Students apply various methods of linguistic analysis, and engage with current debates around language use:
Section A: Language under the microscope
Section B: Writing about a topical language issue
Section C: Comparing and contrasting texts.
Component 02: Dimensions of linguistic variation
Students explore language use in particular contexts across time and place:
Section A: Child language acquisition
Section B: Language in the media
Section C: Language change.
Component 03: Independent language research
Students pursue their own language investigation, developing valuable research and communication skills:
Section A: An independent investigation – students pursue an area of study of particular interest to them
Section B: The academic poster – students present their research in a concise and visually accessible way.
|Exploring language (01)||80||2 hours 30 mins||40%|
|Dimensions of linguistic variation (02)||80||2 hours 30 mins||40%|
|Independent language research (03)||40||20%|