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English Language A Level

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 60148469
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The study of how the English Language is used in practice and how it varies between people is at the heart of this course. We will explore English scientifically using linguistic analysis. This course explores the way the English Language is used and how it changes depending on the context in which it is being used. It works well with Psychology and Sociology.


AS: Year 1

Language and the Individual

The foundation elements needed in order to examine language in a technical manner

Analysis and comparison of a variety of texts

Language Varieties

Language diversity which explores language and Social groups, Occupation, Gender and Region

Texts revealing attitudes towards diversity

Language Discourses - A directed writing task on attitudes to language

A2: Year 2

Language, the Individual and Society

Textual variations and representations – Analysis of texts linked by topic or theme

Children’s Language development

Language Diversity and Change

Exploring the diversity of language and how it changes depending on context

Analysis of how language changes or has changed over the years

Analysis of how the texts use language to present ideas, attitudes and opinions

Directed writing task linked to the topic and ideas in a text

How will it be delivered?

AS - Two exams at the end of the year

A2 - Two exams and the Non-Examined Assessment (language Investigation/media text)

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A* to C, preferably to include 6/B grade in GCSE English Language and/or English Literature GCSE.


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