English Language A level at Leyton Sixth Form College
The AS course explores language, the individual and society, as well as diversity and change. So you may be looking at the attitudes a particular word conveys, or how people are represented in the media. In diversity and change, you could be looking at how
and why people speak differently in different parts of the country or the world.
Students choosing to continue the subject through to the full A Level will study child language development and language change. Through this you can explore theories about how children develop language and investigate how language has changed over time. There is an investigation where you choose a topic that interests you to investigate and this is supplemented by a creative writing piece.
Paper 1: Language and the Individual
Paper 2: Language Varieties
AS topics are as follows:
- language and social groups
- language and region
- language and occupation
- language and gender
C/5 – English Language,
C/5 – English Literature
Exam board: AQA
The AS qualification is assessed through two examinations.
Students studying AS and A Level English Literature do so in order to serve a variety of academic and career directions. Many choose it in order to study an English degree at university, with a view to accessing careers in journalism, teaching or any occupation that requires strong skills of analysis and communication. Other students take English Literature because it is highly respected by universities and therefore works well alongside subject combinations for highly competitive courses, such as medicine.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.