English Language A Level at Stanground Academy
Ever wondered why English spelling is so complicated? Or why we talk about the weather so much? Studying English will help you to understand the factors that influence what we say and the way we say it.
- Exploring language
- Dimensions of linguistic variation
- Independent language research
You will have the opportunity to:
- analyse authentic texts
- produce original writing based on a topical issue for a real-world purpose
learn about and analyse the way in which children acquire language
- explore how language is used in the media
discover and reflect on how language changes over time
- investigate an aspect of the English language in which you are particularly interested
5 A* -B grades at GCSE, including grade 6 or above in English. .
TThere are two end of course examinations, each one accounting for 40% of the overall marks.
Paper 1: Exploring language (2 hours 30 minutes). 3 questions, 80 marks. Written examination.
Paper 2: Dimensions of linguistic variation (2 hours 30 minutes). 3 questions, 80 marks. Written examination.
Independent language research
Non examined assessment (coursework)
An investigation and an academic poster. 40 marks (20%)
English language can be pursued at degree level and would go well with an interest in journalism/media, sociology or psychology.
A Level English language complements a range of other subjects, such as English literature (of course), history, philosophy, psychology, French and sociology.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanground Academy directly.