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English Language A Level at The Belvedere Academy 6th Form

Course description

Language, the Individual and Society
Pupils will study Textual variations and representations.  They will go on to study Children's language development from 0-11 years. Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities.
 
Language Diversity and Change
Pupils will study how diverse the English language is and also how it has changed from Old English to Contemporary varieties. They will also build on their writing skills Furthermore, methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities.
 
Language in Action
This involves a language investigation and directed writing. 
 
 
 

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Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE English Language 

Assessment

Paper 1 Language, the Individual and Society
  • Section A: Textual variations and representations
  • Pupils will analyse two texts (one contemporary and one older text) linked by topic or theme
  • Section B: Children's Language Development
  • Pupils will produce a discursive essay on children's language development, with a choice of two questions where the data provided will focus on spoken, written or multimodal language.
  • This exam lasts 2 hours 30 minutes. It is worth 100 marks and equates to 40% of the A Level 
Paper 2 Language Diversity and Change
  • Section A - Diversity and Change Either an evaluative essay on language diversity or an evaluative essay on language change (30 marks)
  • Section B - Language Discourses Pupils read two texts about a topic linked to the study of diversity and change. They then answer a question requiring analysis of how the texts use language to present ideas, attitudes and opinions. Pupils then complete a directed writing task linked to the same topic and the ideas in the texts. 
Non-Examination Assessment 
Pupils must complete 1 language investigation and 1 piece of original writing of 3500 words in length. This is worth 100 marks and equates to 20% of the A-Level.
 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Belvedere Academy 6th Form directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

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