Exam Board: AQA
2 Years full A level
What is English Language about?
The aims of the AQA syllabus are to encourage the enjoyment of English through varied texts and tasks, including some new creative approaches to coursework.
Is this course for me?
Prospective students must have studied English Language at GCSE and have an excellent pass in this subject. You will enjoy this course if you enjoy reading and interpreting text, and if you like a more alternative and creative approach to the study of literature. It is imperative that you enjoy reading and engaging with fiction and non-fiction texts, as the course will involve class discussions and debates.
What else do I need to know?
English Language is a course which builds strong analysis, writing and communication skills as well as the ability to debate ideas, and is therefore an excellent addition to any combination of subjects.
What do other students say?
‘It’s not just reading and writing; there are lively discussions which are great fun – an opportunity not to be missed.’
‘You can gain so much from the discussions in these lessons, it really helps develop your confidence, and you never know where the discussion might lead.’
‘Every lesson is exciting and the subject is so broad- I never know what to expect’
Where could it lead?
English Language is a course that builds strong analysis, writing and communication skills well as the ability to debate ideas, and is therefore an excellent addition to any combination of subjects. Journalism, law, publishing, PR and marketing are just a few of the many careers which depend on English.
|Unit Content||Unit Assessment|
Language, the Individual & Society
100 marks (40%)
Language Diversity & Change
100 marks (40%)
Language in Action
|Coursework W/C 3500
Non examined assessment