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English Language A Level


A Level

Why study this course?

• If you have an interest in looking at how different social groups use language
• If you enjoy investigating the language of new technologies (the language of text messaging, email etc.)
• If you would like to analyse the ways that males and females use language
• If the history of the English Language interests you
• If you would like to learn about how children acquire language
• If you’re interested in a career such as journalism, advertising or copywriting

Potential Careers

• Education
• Journalism
• Law
• Communication
• The Arts
• Media and Creative Writing

Course content

• Coursework: Candidates are asked to produce two pieces of original writing and analyse its impact
• Examination: Candidates are assessed on topics such as Language Variety in terms of accent, dialect, gender; Children’s Language Development; and how language has changed over the centuries.


• Coursework: - 20%

• Examination: - 80% (Edexcel)

Staff contact:

Mrs L Fox