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English Language A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

In lessons students will analyse key features of spoken and written language through a wide range of activities, discussions and presentations. Private Study and homework will be used to consolidate and extend learning in the classroom and to complete exam practice essays and coursework. Students can also participate in study days and workshops inside and outside of school.

Course content

At AS level students will study the use of spoken and written English within a variety of genres, purposes and audiences. Topic areas will include the influence of gender and occupation as well as the effects of accent, dialect and technology. The variation and representation of texts within Great Britain will be studied using specific methods of language analysis.

Students who choose to complete the whole A level will go on to study child language acquisition from 0-11 years of age and English Language change and diversity from 1600s onwards within the British Isles and internationally.

Entry requirements

C grades in both English Language and English Literature.



AS: Two examinations each worth 50% of AS grade.

A Level: Two examinations worth 80% and coursework worth 20% of A Level grade.

Future opportunities

Students following this course can apply their learning in a wide range of careers including Media, Journalism, Communications, Social Sciences, Education, Law and History.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years