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English Language AS & A Level at The Wellington Academy

Course description

For those who have enjoyed their English course and want to continue to explore both sides of English, this course offers a fantastic opportunity to do so.  Although there are two pathways and the assessment requirements are different there will be a combined course of study that will allow all pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for the path that they have adopted.

Course content

The AS course is shaped around two themes which are Society and the Individual and Voices in Speech and Writing. The first is centred upon two texts: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and The Bone People by Keri Hulme whilst the second offers the opportunity to explore a range of digital and non-fiction texts.

In Year 13 you will continue your work on analysing language, exploring how language has changed over time but also how and why language varies according to who you are and where you live. In addition, you will complete two coursework pieces: a language investigation and a language production.  These tasks will really give you the opportunity to explore your own personal areas of interest when it comes to language.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C at GCSE including English and maths plus subject specific requirements


For both courses the assessment, in the initial year of A Level will be in the form of external examination. There is the opportunity for extended original writing in the second year of the A Level course.

Financial information

Tuition is free to all students under 19, although some small charges may be made for trips, materials and workshops.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Wellington Academy directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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