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English Language A Level at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School

Course description

The course is a study of language in use in different social contexts. You will learn about its structures and functions drawing on your knowledge of language change and variation. You will develop analytical skills and an understanding of different concepts and frameworks which you will be able to apply to investigate your own and others’ language use. You will learn to write creatively for a specific audience, purpose and context. Where appropriate and available we take students on extra-curricular trips and visits.

Entry requirements

Grade A or A* in English/English Language

Assessment

This is a two year A Level course. At the end of Year 13 there will be two examined units and a non-exam assessment.

Paper 1 ‘Language, the Individual and Society’ a two and a half hour exam paper which is worth 40%

Paper 2 ‘Language Diversity and Change’ a two and a half hour exam paper which is worth 40% Non-exam assessment (coursework) which is worth 20%

At the end of Year 12 there is the AS examination which is a stand-alone qualification.

Paper 1 ‘Language and the Individual’ a one and a half hour exam paper which is worth 50%.

Paper 2 ‘Language Varieties’ a one and a half hour exam paper which is worth 50%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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