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English Language - A Level

Further Details
Course Code
LA00055
Location
Yale
Duration
Full Time, The AS content is taught in the first year of study.
The A2 content is taught in the second year of study.
Department
A Levels
Start Date
02 Sep 2024
End Date
20 Jun 2025
Course Overview
The A Level widens students’ knowledge of aspects of language study and deepens their knowledge of how language works. Students develop their awareness of the key constituents and systems of language and learn to apply this to the analysis of a wide range of texts, spoken or written, from the present or the past. Students develop their writing skills and learn to tailor their language according to the demands of audience, purpose and genre.

AS Level - Unit 1
Exploring Language (Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes)
Section A: Analysing language
Section B: Evaluating language in use

AS Level - Unit 2
Language Issues and Original Writing (Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes)
One question in two parts: one essay on a language issue and one original writing task linked to the language issue selected.
A Level (the above plus a further 3 units)

A2 Level -Unit 3
Language over Time (Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes)
Section A: Language change over time
Section B: Contemporary English

A2 Level -Unit 4
Spoken Texts and Creative Re-casting (Written examination: 2 hours)
Section A: Analysing spoken language
Section B: Creative re-casting

A2 Level - Unit 5
Language and Identity (Non-examination assessment: 2500-3500 words)
An investigation based on one of the following:
• language and self-representation
• language and gender
• language and culture
• language diversity
There is a mock examination each year and regular assignments are set.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English language / Welsh (1st language) and Maths.

Note: Cannot be taken in combination with AS/A level English Combined Language and Literature.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.
English Language is relevant to a wide range of H.E. courses and careers. It provides excellent preparation for any university course in English.

The skills that are acquired through the course will enhance students’ use of the English Language and make it ideal for students wishing to pursue careers in fields such as journalism and the media, law and teaching. The focus on language frameworks also makes it very useful for students thinking of studying speech therapy.
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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