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English Language AS/A level (AQA) at Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Course description

With exciting text and data based sources of language, the English Language AS Level gives you the opportunity to explore how language wowrks in various contexts. You will learn to apply theories from academic research to raw data acquired from your own observations, and examine the part that context plays in our use of language. This course encourages students to develop their interest and enjoyment of English through analysis, exploring data and developing skills as producers and interpreters of language.

Offering clear skills progression from GCSE, this course allows students to build on the skills already gained and prepare for their next steps. The variety of assessment styles used, such as data analysis, discursive essays, directed writing, original writing and research based investigative writing , allows students to develop a wide range of skills. These include critical reading, data analysis, evaluation, the ability to develop and sustain arguments and a number of different writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

Course content

How language is structured and used in both spoken and written texts with a specific focus on Language and Power, Gender and Technology - Exam work

To develop your own writing skills in relation to the four purposes of writing targeting a specific purpose and audience - coursework.

Entry requirements

All students applying for Advanced level courses at Abbey Grange C of E Academy should meet the following entry requirements. To study 4 subjects a student should have at least 7 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, with a minimum of grade 5 or above in their chosen subjects. To study 3 subjects a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, with a grade 5  or above in their chosen subjects.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS in Year 12 and A2 in Year 13