North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

English language

 SUBJECT: English Language (Linear)

 

Awarding Body

AQA

A Level

80% examination, 20% coursework

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements including level 5 in GCSE English Language 

Why should I follow this course?

Above all, because we hope you enjoy it! Our language is at the heart of so much of what we do: talking, thinking, reading and writing. A close study and analysis of language will encourage you to think deeply about yourself, about relationships with others, and about the way the world around you is constructed through spoken and written texts. Sharing thoughts and ideas with others and expressing yourself coherently are important processes.

What will I learn?

AS level

  • Paper 1: Language, the individual and society (50% of AS).
  • Paper 2: Language varieties (50% of AS).

A level

  • Paper 1: Language, the individual and society (40% of A level).
  • Paper 2: Language varieties (40% of A level).
  • Non exam assessment: Language in action – Language investigation and original writing (20% of A level).

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

Teaching methods will vary according to the activity and the type of text you are studying. There will be whole group discussions, small group work, individual research projects and tutorials. Students will have the opportunity to take part in enrichment sessions.

What can I do with my qualification?

English language is a highly regarded A level because it suggests that you can communicate clearly and have an understanding of the importance and power of language. In addition you will have the ability to analyse a wide range of texts in details.

This A level is recognised and valued by higher education institutions and by employers in areas such as journalism, law, retailing, banking, marketing, advertising, publishing and industry.

What minimum qualifications will I need?

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements including level 5 in GCSE English language

Examination Board:

AQA