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English Language A Level at Oasis Academy Brightstowe

Course description

Above all, because we hope you enjoy it! Our language is at the heart of so much of what we do: talking, thinking, reading and writing. A close study and analysis of language will encourage you to think deeply about yourself, about relationships with others, and about the way the world around you is constructed through spoken and written texts.

Sharing thoughts and ideas with others and expressing yourself coherently are important processes.

Course content

AS level

• Paper 1: Language, the individual and society. (50% of AS.)

• Paper 2: Language varieties. (50% of AS.)

A level

• Paper 1: Language, the individual and society. (40% of A level.)

• Paper 2: Language diversity and change. (40% of A level.)

Non exam assessment: Language in action - Language investigation and original writing. 20% of A level.

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement including grade C in GCSE English language


Teaching methods will vary according to the activity and the type of text you are studying. There will be whole group discussions, small group work, individual research projects and tutorials. Students will have the opportunity to take part in an annual writing course in Devon and to attend enrichment sessions.

Future opportunities

English language is a highly regarded A level because it suggests that you can communicate clearly and have an understanding of the importance and power of language. In addition you will have the ability to analyse a wide range of texts in detail.

This A level is recognised and valued by higher education institutions and by employers in areas such as journalism, law, retailing, banking, marketing, advertising, publishing and industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Brightstowe directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015

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