English Language

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Year 12 and 13

As well as the opportunity to re-sit GCSE English Language for those students who have not achieved a Grade 4 before joining Sixth Form, we offer the following 2 A level courses.

Course GCE A Level English Language
Exam Board/Syllabus AQA – 2705 Specification B
Grade Equivalences A*-E

Course Entry Requirements

In Addition To The School Sixth Form Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in English language and English Literature. Recommended grade 5.
Assessment Route

Paper 1 (150 minute exam) 100 marks 40% of final grade

Paper 2 (150 minute exam) 100 marks 40% of final grade

Paper 3 (Coursework 3,500 words) 100 marks 20% of final grade

This course aims to develop your interest in English Language through learning about its structures and functions, its developments and variations. You will develop your skills in speech and writing, in particular, in producing texts for different audiences and purposes and across different genres. English Language is a subject that requires you to read widely and analyse a broad range of texts whether those are written, spoken or multi-modal. This course encourages you to take responsibility for your own learning and establishes strong academic principles relating to working with data and the construction of coherent arguments and interpretations. The focus is all about debating issues within language and being more critical and conscious about how meanings are shaped. The ‘workshop’ style of teaching and learning encourages academic confidence.

Paper 1 – Language, the individual and society

  • 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 diversity and change
  • Language discourses
  • Writing skills
  • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

Paper 3 – Language in Action

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

 

Learning strategies:

  • Discussion and seminar work
  • Presentations
  • Note making and consolidation
  • Creative Writing
  • Text transformation
  • Writing non-fiction
  • Mini-essays
  • Extended written analyses
  • Language analysis work
  • Transcribing spoken texts
  • Research and data gathering
  • Investigations
  • Educational visits/trips
  • Independent reading and study
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