A Level English Language

Course Code: Q100033

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level English Language

For those who have a genuine interest in the ways that English language is used in the world. You should have a confident knowledge of current affairs as well as an understanding of world history.

Units include:

  • language variation - how language choices can create personal identities. You will also explore language variation in English from c1550 (the beginnings of early modern English) to the present day
  • child language - how children learn to speak, read and write and the stages of development. You will learn about theories around language acquisition
  • investigating language - to develop your independent research skills and to focus on an area of language that interests you.
  • crafting language – this module allows you to demonstrate your skills as writers within your selected genre, crafting texts for different audiences and/or purposes. You will also reflect on your research and writing in an accompanying commentary.

Have you ever wondered why we use certain words and phrases in our spoken exchanges? Using linguistic terminology and concepts, you will develop the ability to see what language choices reveal about a person’s opinion of themselves, their listeners and what their real purposes are in the communication.

Explore these ideas as well as a wide range of language issues. You will see how changes in language over time have been influenced by key historical events. You will also explore how children learn to communicate based on their environmental influences - like family interactions, television and books.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 5 or above in English language.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

80% exam, 20% coursework.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to university to study subjects such as linguistics, English, journalism, media studies, drama, law, and business.

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