Accessibility links

English Language A Level at Corfe Hills School

Course description

Paper 1:Exam: Language, the Individual and Society (2 ½ hrs; 40% of A level)

Paper 2:Exam: Language Diversity and Change (2 ½ hrs; 40% of A level)

Component 3: Non exam assessment: Language investigation and original writing and commentary (20% of A level)

In the exam syllabus, you will learn to analyse how language has changed over time and varies across regions of the country and how children acquire language. Did you know that a baby starts to gather its language skills in the womb and that an average teenage vocabulary is 20,000 words? How on earth did you learn them all? Find out; take A Level English Language!

For course-work, you will be conducting an investigation into an area of language which interests you. You may want to examine how different people adopt a different persona on Facebook or analyse the lyrics of a particular genre of music or evaluate the effectiveness of a political or advertising campaign, for example- the scope for your own choice is truly vast! You will also write your own creative piece - maybe a story or newspaper article and a commentary on it. 

Course content

The A Level course is more analytical and explores its topics in greater depth than the AS one.

It involves much independent study for the coursework unit, which allows you to become an expert in a language topic, which you are especially interested in.

Again, you will be expected to constantly question texts and theories.

Assessment

Paper 1:Exam: Language, the Individual and Society (2 ½ hrs; 40% of A level)

Paper 2:Exam: Language Diversity and Change (2 ½ hrs; 40% of A level)

Component 3: Non exam assessment: Language investigation and original writing and commentary (20% of A level)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Corfe Hills School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Venues