English Language - AS Level

Further Details
Course Code
LA01148
Location
Deeside
Duration
Full Time, The AS qualification is taught in the first year of study.The A2 qualification is taught in the second year of study.
Department
A Levels
Start Date
04 Sep 2023
End Date
21 Jun 2024

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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: Contemporary English

AS Level - Unit 2
Language Issues and Original and Critical Writing (Written examination: 2 hours)
One question in two parts: one essay on a language issue and
one original writing task plus an analysis linked to the language issue selected.

A2 Level -Unit 3
Language over Time (Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes)
One multi-part question and one essay question analysing language change over time.

A2 Level -Unit 4
Spoken Texts and Creative Re-casting (Written examination: 2 hours)
Section A: Analysing spoken language – one question based on unseen transcripts
Section B: Creative re-casting – one creative writing task using Section A as stimulus

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

Each unit is worth 20% of the A Level qualification
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).
It is possible to take English Language/Welsh (1st Language) and English Literature, however there is a chance that this might narrow a student’s choices when it comes to applying for university.

Should an A level applicant have or be predicted a grade D/3 in either GCSE Maths or English (and at least a grade C/4 in the other subject) then your application will be considered.

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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