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English Language AS/A-Level at Shire Oak Academy

Course description

There are four units of study for A level English Language: Two for AS assessment and two for A2 assessment.

Course content

Yr 12:

  • Unit 1: (Analytical) Seeing through language, (2 hour written examination)
  • Unit 2: (Language Investigation), Coursework

Yr 13:

  • Unit 3: (Children's Language Development) Language Explorations, 2 hour 30 min exam
  • Unit 4: (Language Investigation) Coursework

Entry requirements

Preferably, students should achieve a grade B or above in the English Language GCSE examination and grade C or above in English Literature GCSE.


Exams and coursework.

Future opportunities

English Language offers an excellent route into a number of careers such as journalism, the wider world of media, public relations, politics, teaching, the public sector, industry and commerce.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shire Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years