English Language AS/A2 at Christ's College Guildford
The English Language A Level enables students to build on the skills they have developed at GCSE, by engaging creatively and critically with a wide range of texts and discourses. In this course, students will use exciting and relevant text and data-based sources of language, studying English in its various forms and contexts. Students will also study the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language.
Paper 1 – Language the Individual and Society • Section A: Textual Variations and Representations • Section B: Children’s Language Development.
Paper 2 – Language Diversity and Change • Section A: Diversity and Change • Section B: Language Discourses.
Coursework – Two Pieces • Language Investigation (2000 words) • Original Writing (1500 words).
A*-B in GCSE English Language, A*-B in GCSE English Literature are needed in order to make the most of this demanding course. Students are expected to be interested in the nature of language and how this develops at different stages.
Two exams (80% of A Level) and one piece of coursework (20%):
English Language is regarded as a strong, 'traditional' A level and is widely respected by both universities and employers.
To find out more about this qualification contact our Sixth Form Centre on SFP@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk or call us on 01483 484511.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ's College Guildford directly.