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English Language A Level at The King's School

Course description

Studying English Language at A level encourages you to recognise, question and understand our many words and phrases, looking at how and why meanings are made. The study of English Language can be fun, relevant, contemporary, challenging and is something that is forever changing – we are encouraged to look closely at the world around us as it evolves before our very eyes.

This course will encourage students to develop their interest in and enjoyment in critical reading, data analysis, evaluation, the ability to develop and sustain arguments, creative writing and research based investigation writing, all of which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

Course content

Language, the Individual and Society:
Textual variations and
Children’s language development

Language Diversity and Change:
Diversity and change
Language discourses
Language Investigation and Original Writing

Entry requirements

The minimum grade entry requirement is 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above to include Grade 4 or better in English and Maths. Grade 4 in GCSE English Language.


Unit 1: Exam (2hrs 30m) (40%)
Unit 2: Exam (2hrs 30m) (40%)
Unit 3: Coursework (20%)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King's School directly.

Last updated date: 11 January 2018

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