English Language

Exam Board: AQA

STRUCTURE OF COURSE

This award is a two year A Level qualification.

Year 12:  The study of: Textual variations and representations, Language and gender, occupation, accent & dialect, technology, ethnicity, age, sexuality and coursework completion.

Year 13: Revision of year 12 content, Child language development, and Language Change.

CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT

Paper 1

  • Textual Variations and representations
  • Children’s language development (0-11 years)
  • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities
  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes - 100 mark - 40% of A-level

Paper 1

  • Textual Variations and representations
  • Children’s language development (0-11 years)
  • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities
  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes - 100 mark - 40% of A-level

NEA (Non-Exam Assessment)

Language Investigation

Original Writing

Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

Word count: 3,500 – 100 marks – 20% of A-level – Assessed by teachers – Moderated by AQA

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

Law, journalism, careers in the media, marketing, public relations, education, sociology, criminology, writing, government & politics, academia, translators and Interpreters , accountants, stock brokers and other work in finance

COMPLIMENTARY SUBJECTS

English Literature, Sociology, History, Geography, Psychology, Government & Politics, Business Studies and MFL.