English Language A Level at St Mary's Menston, a Catholic voluntary academy
The study of English Language at AS/A level encourages students to develop their interest in and enjoyment of English, through learning about its structures and its functions, its development and its variations. It also allows students to develop their ability to express themselves both in speech and writing with increasing competence and sophistication. The main focus of AQA’s Specification B course is the close study of key aspects of language use: these include stylistic analysis of texts, language in its social context, language acquisition and language change.
Students who have a strong interest in how language works will be drawn to the subject, as will those who wish to develop their communication skills to a more advanced standard. As well as having an obvious appeal to those studying English Literature at this level, it can be a most valuable subject for science-oriented students to pursue. It is also a natural accompaniment to Psychology.
The advice we give to students considering this subject is that those achieving grades A*- C in GCSE English should be able to meet the challenge of AS/A level work successfully.
How to apply
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