English Language A Level at Monkseaton High School
This qualification is a two year full time course but at the end of the first year all students will sit the AS element. Students who choose the course have a genuine enthusiasm for the study of English Language and are keen writers.
- Independent study skills to consolidate learning
- Data handling
- Analysis, Interpretation and Evaluation
- Writing creatively for a range of purposes and audiences
- Research and essay writing
Language and the Individual and Society
The aim of this unit is to introduce you to methods of exploring and analysing spoken and written language. You will write about a variety of texts from everyday use and explore how language is used to meet the needs of audience and purpose. You will also learn how to write for a range of purposes, audiences and genres and build on some of those skills introduced at GCSE.
In the second year you will study how children learn language and how they are able to understand and express themselves in speech and writing.
You will study the key concepts of audience, purpose, genre and mode and will explore language in its wider social and geographical contexts. This includes the varieties of English within the British Isles. This part of the subject content also requires you to study social attitudes to, and debates about, language diversity.
In the second year you will explore how and why the English language has changed by studying a variety of spoken and written texts dating from 1600 onwards.
Coursework (A Level only)
You will investigate how language has been used in a range of texts of your choice (2000 word project) and produce a piece of original writing accompanied by a commentary (1500 words).
Students must have 5 A*- C/9-5 grades at GCSE with at least a grade 4 for English Language.
AS - 100% Examination
A Level - 80% Examination and 20% Coursework
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monkseaton High School directly.