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English Language A-Level at Treviglas Community College

Course description

English Language allows you to express your ideas in speech and writing, producing texts for different audiences, purposes and in different genres.  You will also be able to develop your interest and appreciation of the English language through investigation into the way that language functions in our society, from language acquisition in childhood, the history and development of language to your own creative writing.

Is this the course for me?

With a range of exciting text- and data-based sources of language, this academic course introduces students to the advanced study of our English language in its various forms and contexts, with the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language underpinning all elements of the course.

Offering clear skills progression from GCSE, this courses allow students to build on the skills already gained and prepare for their next steps such as degree courses or employment.

Course content


Subject content areas

Language and the individual

Language varieties


Subject content areas

Language, the individual and society

Language diversity and change

Language in action

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in English.


The AS specification is designed to be taken over one or two years with all assessments taken at the end of the course. The A-level specification is designed to be taken over two years with        all assessments taken at the end of the course.

For AS Level students will take two examinations.  For the A Level students will take two examinations and a non-exam assessment.

The exams and non-exam assessment will measure to what extent students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

  • AO1: Apply appropriate methods of language analysis, using associated terminology and coherent written expression.
  • AO2: Demonstrate critical understanding of concepts and issues relevant to language use.
  • AO3: Analyse and evaluate how contextual factors and language features are associated with the construction of meaning.
  • AO4: Explore connections across texts, informed by linguistic concepts and methods.
  • AO5: Demonstrate expertise and creativity in the use of English to communicate in        different ways.


Future opportunities

The study of a wide range of non-fiction texts is particularly suitable for students considering a career in journalism, the media, advertising or linguistics.  In addition, the use of raw data and investigative skills at A-Level bring about impressive sense of resilience and rigour – ideal preparation for the competitive working world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Treviglas Community College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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