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English Language A Level at Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form

Course description

Why study this subject at Hayesfield?

This is for you if you enjoy analysing language and our relationship with it. You will investigate how children learn to talk, how our daily lives shape the way we speak and how web pages have really developed from books. The course requires you to be able to analyse texts, synthesize material, and to produce your own creative writing pieces, and re-mould those of others.

Course content

Course content - Year 12

Language and the Individual - explore a range of texts using methods of language analysis.

Language Varieties - explore language in its wider social and geographical contexts.


Course content - Year 13

Language, the Individual and Society - textual variations and representations, children’s language development and methods of language analysis.

Language Diversity and Change - how our language has diversified over time, language discourses and writing skills.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language and Literature. 


Non-examined assessment – 20%

Language in Action - a language investigation (2,000 word data) and a piece of original writing and commentary (750 words each).

Two terminal examinations - 80%

Future opportunities

A range of careers, including Teaching, Law, Academia, Marketing and Finance.

The possibilities are endless.

Further information

This subject works well with

Anything!  It will complement three sciences, or essay-based subjects such as History or Philosophy and Ethics.


Extra/Super curricular activities

Theatre trips

Visiting lectures


Author visits

University visits


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017

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