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A Level English Language at Seaford Head School and 6th form centre

Course description

Introduce students to how language is used, but it should also develop their ability to use and craft language themselves; to cultivate their own distinct creative voice.




Exam Board: Edexcel

Course content

To improve your use of the English language and to enjoy using it; developing research, investigation and analytical skills is excellent preparation for further study or entering the workplace.


Additional information:
This course, although involving some creative work, has a clear focus on grammar.  You should be willing to focus on some close, analytical linguistic work for this course.  Your technical accuracy should be good.  You should also be prepared to assimilate a number of linguistic terms, if you are to perform well on this course


Entry requirements

C-grade English Language GCSE, preferably B




Course Assemssment

AS Level Component 1

Section A – Language and Context One compulsory question on a small set of thematically–linked unseen texts.

Section B – Language and Identity One compulsory question on unseen 21st century texts. Component 2: Child Language

Question 1 Creative response to one short piece of unseen written text. Question 2 Response to one longer set of unseen spoken texts.

A Level Component 1  Language Variation



Financial information

No enrolment fee.

Resource fees may apply.

Future opportunities

Teaching; journalism; advertising; law; civil service; any job that requires advanced communication skills.


Further information

Ryan Carter—S6H Student

“English Language is a great way to learn more about the language we use every day, as well as exploring how we modify our word choice for certain situations.  You become more analytical and apply theory to things we often take for granted”.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2016
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