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English Language A level Edexcel at Wimbledon College

Course description

This course covers language variation: how 21st century language varies according to identity and use, and how language has changed over time from 1550 to the present day. Students study how children between the ages of 0 and 8 learn to speak and write. Later in the course they submit a creative writing folder choosing between fiction or journalism genres, together with a reflective commentary. Finally they select a specialist language topic such as English dialects or language and power, and conduct their own linguistic investigation in preparation for examination.

Entry requirements

For Level 3 courses - five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, with at least 3 B grades entry requirement for each course – this is usually a grade B or better in each subject to be taken at Advanced Level (or BTEC3) or relevant cognate subjects as set out in the published entry requirements (see page 12) for Level 2 courses - five or more GCSEs at A*-D


Three examinations on: Language Variation – 2 hour 15 mins examination (35%); Child Language – 1 hour (20%); Investigating Language (pre-release) 1 hour 45 mins (25%). A ‘Crafting Language’ coursework folder is also submitted consisting of two pieces of original writing plus an analytical, reflective commentary (20%).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wimbledon College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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