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English Language A2 at Batley Girls' High School - Visual Arts College

Course description

AQA English Language A2

Course content

AS:  Unit One – ENGB1 Categorising Texts (2 hour written exam – 
60% of the AS course) Introduction to the study of Language, 
focusing on three specific social contexts: Language and Power, 
Language and Gender, and Language and Technology. 
 
Unit Two – ENGB2 Creating Texts (Coursework—Internally 
assessed and externally moderated – 40% of the AS course)  
Candidates produce writing in different genres and for different 
audiences and purposes. (2500-3500 words)
A2:   Unit Three – ENGB3 Developing Language (2 hour 30 minute 
exam – 30% of A level. Builds on AS knowledge and skills, with 
an additional focus on two new areas of Language study: Child 
Language Acquisition and Language Change. 
 
Unit Four – ENGB4 Investigating Language (Coursework – 
Internally assessed and externally moderated – 20% of A level) 
Candidates produce two pieces: a language investigation and an 
informative media text. (2500-3000 words).

Entry requirements

Grade D or above AS English Language required to progress to A2.

Also Grade C or above in English Literature is preferred.

Assessment

AS:  Unit One – ENGB1 Categorising Texts (2 hour written exam – 
60% of the AS course) Introduction to the study of Language, 
focusing on three specific social contexts: Language and Power, 
Language and Gender, and Language and Technology. 
 
Unit Two – ENGB2 Creating Texts (Coursework—Internally 
assessed and externally moderated – 40% of the AS course)  
Candidates produce writing in different genres and for different 
audiences and purposes. (2500-3500 words)
A2:   Unit Three – ENGB3 Developing Language (2 hour 30 minute 
exam – 30% of A level. Builds on AS knowledge and skills, with 
an additional focus on two new areas of Language study: Child 
Language Acquisition and Language Change. 
 
Unit Four – ENGB4 Investigating Language (Coursework – 
Internally assessed and externally moderated – 20% of A level) 
Candidates produce two pieces: a language investigation and an 
informative media text. (2500-3000 words)

Future opportunities

English Language is a highly regarded academic subject which leads to many different avenues of study, including degrees in English Language and Literature, Creative Writing, Law, Journalism, Humanities, Psychology, Sociology and Speech Therapy.

Further information

There are no compulsory costs but the school offers the chance to go on courses and trips associated with the subject which may involve some financial contribution.

 

Email: ebrocklebank@batleygirls.co.uk

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 104 Weeks
  • Course code: 2706

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