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English Language A level at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

Paper 1: Language, the Individual and Society
  • Textual variations and representations
  • Children’s language development (0-11 years)
  • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities
Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change
  • Language diversity and change
  • Language discourses
  • Writing skills
  • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities
Non-exam assessment: Language in Action
  • Language Investigation
  • Original Writing
  • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

Entry requirements

To follow a programme of A-Level subjects, students must have a minimum of 5.5 GCSE points from at least six GCSEs, which must include English and Mathematics (at grade 5). 
In order to study a subject at A-Level that has been studied at GCSE it is necessary to have at least a grade C (grade 5 if English) in that subject.
GCSE equivalence grades at C or above, from courses such as BTECs can only be
counted as one of the six grades required for entry to the Sixth Form. These will not be sufficient to study Mathematics or Science at AS Level.
All students must have a good record of conduct and be comfortable with the values and the ethos of the academy. All students will be interviewed and references sought for external candidates.
Progress from Year 12 to Year 13 is not automatic and is dependent upon a successful first year and a pass grade in the progression exams taken at the end of Year 12.


1. Language, the individual and society:  Written Exam - 40% of A level
2. Language diversity and change:  Written Exam - 40% of A level
Language in Action:  Non-exam assessment - 20% of A level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 23 December 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September