English Language A Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy
You will continue to develop key skills acquired at AS Level, such as: communication; working with others and problem solving.
The course is designed to aid active learning. You will conduct your own research and work independently to produce creative texts. For the Language Investigation, you will choose your own areas for study in consultation with your teacher(s). Students may choose to pursue an area of study that has arisen from topics covered during your AS/A level course
What Units will I study?
Unit 3 – ENGB3 Developing Language
Unit 4 – ENGB4 Investigating Language
This course is for students who have successfully aquired the skills associated with ‘AS’ English Language, and who have successfully achieved grade ‘D’ at GCE English Language, or higher
Unit 3 Assessment will be by one written paper of 2 ½ hours. Candidates will be required to answer two questions based on a selection of data relating to the topic areas, one on Language Acquisition and one on Language Change.
Unit 4 Assessment will be by the production of a written coursework portfolio. The length of the investigation should be between 1750 and 2500 words, excluding data and appendices. The length of the media text should be between 750 and 1000 words.
English Language helps students to develop an understanding of the linguistic methords used to analyse and investigate language. Centrally, it combines a range of innovative modules; such as, Linguistics, Pragmatics, Graphology, Research techniques, ultimately — Undergraduate degree.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.