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English Language at John Mason School

Course description

This is a subject which is now a reformed A level which means that the result of the AS exams does not contribute to the overall A level mark and grade. If a student leaves the course after AS then this new type of AS is worth 40% of the UCAS points of the full A level for University entry in 2017 and beyond. If a student completes the two year A level cou rse then it is only assessment at the end of the second year that counts towards the full A level grade.

Course content

Course Structure: AS

Unit 1: The first unit of study introduces students to language study, using methods of analysis (language frameworks) to explore textual variety and concepts of audience, purpose, genre, mode and representation.

Unit 2: In the second unit, students will study a range of examples of language in use and research data, examining texts aimed at certain groups or written for certain purposes to determine how and why language varies.

Course Structure: A2

Unit 1:  (Studied in the first year) Students build on methods of language analysis to explore concepts of audience, purpose, genre, mode and representation. It also introduces students to the study of children’s language development, exploring how children learn language and how they are able to understand and express themselves through language.

Unit 2:  (Studied in the second year) Diversity and Change. The second unit, Language will focus on language discourses and how texts use language to present ideas, attitudes and opinions.

Unit 3:  The aim of this area of study is to allow students to explore and analyse language data independently and develop and reflect upon their own writing expertise.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Mason School directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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