English Language A Level at Bury St Edmunds County Upper School
At the end of Year 12, students will sit one internal summative written examination. This is for progress analysis and predicted grades only and does not count towards the full A Level. All A Level examinations and coursework pieces are assessed during Year 13.
For examination, pupils will study a variety of linguistic features, engaging creatively and critically with a wide range of texts and discourses. The course also offers the opportunity to study how language is learned by children and the nature and origins of different words, accents and dialects. The examination elements include a
Students require at least a Level 6 (the new equivalent of a ‘B’ grade) in both GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature to study this course.
Students who wish to study GCE Advanced level courses are required to have passed at least five GCSE or equivalent level two courses at grades 5-9 including a minimum of grade 5 in the subjects they wish to study. Most students attempting A level courses will have more than this minimum. In subjects not taught at GCSE a 5 in a related subject is required (for example, a 5/6 in English would enable a student to study Politics).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bury St Edmunds County Upper School directly.