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English Language A Level

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Code 5881/021
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

In this course you will study the concepts and methods of linguistic analysis to explore a wide range of spoken, written and multi-modal forms of English. The syllabus puts the system of English language (pronunciation and writing, grammar and meaning) at the heart of the course, and will develop your ability to apply the system to texts, both in comparing them and in explaining how particular language features contribute to meaning. You will develop original writing skills for a real-world purpose on topical language issues. You will also study how language develops, and its use in the media. You will complete an independent language investigation which will develop your research and presentation skills.

How will it be delivered?

Exploring language (01) Externally assessed written paper 80 marks 2 hours 30 minutes 40% of total A Level Dimensions of linguistic variation (02) Externally assessed written paper 80 marks 2 hours 30 minutes 40% of total A Level Independent language research (03) Internally assessed non-examined assessment 40 marks 20% of total A Level

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade B/6.

Your next steps...

Learners are well prepared not only for undergraduate study in English Language or Linguistics, but also for progression into other language-related degrees such as Modern Languages, Classics, or Speech Therapy. This course is also especially useful for learners interested in studying for a career in journalism, law, education or social sciences.

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