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English Language A Level at The Leventhorpe School

Course description

Like the AS level course, the English Language A Level will teach students how to analyse everyday written and spoken language in detail, using the linguistic methods: Lexis & Semantics, Discourse Structure, Grammar & Syntax, Graphology, Phonology and Pragmatics. Students will learn about language diversity and will also develop their own skills as writers.

A Level students will learn about two additional topics: they will discover how the English language has changed over time; secondly, they will learn about how children acquire language. Students will also be required to independently investigate an area of language which in which they have developed a particular interest.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in both GCSE English Language and Literature


A Level English Language will be assessed in two 150-minute exams and one coursework module. In the first exam, students will be asked to analyse and compare two texts before writing about children’s language development; in the second, they will write about language diversity and language change. The coursework is comprised of a 2,000 word language investigation and a piece of original writing, accompanied by a commentary.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Leventhorpe School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years