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English Language A Level (Distance Learning) at National Extension College *Fees Payable*

Course description

**DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE**

 

his fascinating home study A level will teach you about how English has developed and evolved to become what it is today: one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, and arguably the one with the richest vocabulary. Studying not just etymology and the different strains of English, but also how language is used for different purposes, such as advertising, rhetoric and humour, our distance learning A level will teach you about every aspect of English, give you advanced text analysis skills and empower you to use English to your advantage. With numerous and obvious benefits for practically every career choice, having an A level in English language is an excellent asset to improve your writing, reading and speaking skills.

 

Course content

Introductory unit

  • Language made to order
  • Your linguistic fingerprint
  • The science of language study
  • Analysing talk
  • Permission to speak

Unit 1: Categorising texts

  • Section A: Text varieties
  • Section B: Language and gender
  • Section B: Language and power
  • Section B: Language and technology

Unit 2: Creating texts

  • Writing to entertain
  • Writing to instruct, inform, persuade
  • Drafting your coursework

Unit 3: Developing language

  • Section A: Some theoretical considerations
  • Section A: The earliest years
  • Section A: Towards communicative competence
  • Section A: The child goes to school
  • Section B: The past is a foreign country
  • Section B: New words
  • Section B: New meanings
  • Section B: Change for the better?

Unit 4: Investigating language

  • Section 1: Choosing your focus
  • Section 1: Organising your data
  • Section 1: Making sense of your data
  • Section 2: A convincing voice
  • Section 2: A new text
  • Section 2: An exploration of language

Entry requirements

Preferably you will have studied English language to GCSE or an equivalent level.

Assessment

This course follows specifications B2705 (A level), B1706 (AS) and B2706 (A2) from the awarding organisation AQA. Full details of the specifications can be obtained from AQA's website.

Two exams: 2hrs30m (30% of marks) and 2hrs (30% of marks)

Six AS assignments, six A2 assignments
Four coursework tasks (40% of marks)

Please note that due to upcoming changes the final opportunity to sit exams for this course is Summer 2016.

Financial information

**FEES PAYABLE**

 

It’s your choice: pay in full and discount your course fees, or spread the cost with our finance offer. To pay in instalments, you will need to enrol by telephone.

Representative examples:

For the full A level
Course fee:   £545
Deposit:  £54.50
Amount of credit:   £490.50
Monthly payment:  £81.75
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:  £545
Rate of interest:  0%(fixed)
0% APR representative.  
 
For AS level or A2 level
Course fee:  £325
Deposit:   £32.50
Amount of credit: £292.50 
Monthly payment:   £48.75
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:   £325
Rate of interest:  0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.  
 
For enrolments in the UK there are no additional postage and packing charges. For enrolments outside of the UK the following postage and packing charges apply:

 

  • EU – £75 for the first course and £40 for second and subsequent courses
  • Rest of the world – £130 for the first course and £70 for second and subsequent courses

Further information

This course is entirely self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact National Extension College *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015
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