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A Level English Language

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Overview

  • Improve your writing skills.
  • Understand English as a communication tool.
  • Develop your knowledge of linguistic frameworks.
  • Complete this A Level in as little as 6 months.
  • Use your grade for UCAS points and progress to university study.
  • Study around your existing commitments.

Studying your A Level

The English Language A Level course introduces you to the principals of advanced language study. You will develop your ability to write for different audiences, with different objectives in mind.

You will develop your writing and creative writing skills. This will be supported through exposure to different texts and discourses and a focus on aspects of textual variation.

This will feed into the writing and the study of language variation and attitudes to language, and as a creative tool for expression.

You will learn how to research and analyse text in order to support lines of enquiry, debate different views, and research aspects of language in use.

When you have completed this A Level you will be able to draw academic insights from a range of fields within the study of English language/linguistics, including sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. You will also have demonstratable skills in the written form and creative writing.

Getting Started

learndirect is one of the UKs leading providers of online study.

All of our courses are online so you can start learning from the moment you enrol. No waiting for books in the post of term times.

You simply sign into your individual learner area on our student portal and away you go.

This allows you to structure your learning around your existing commitments. Rather than being held to rigid timetables or attend evening classes.

There are no classes of any kind. You have complete freedom to study when you want, in the way you want.

You are in complete control of your learning, so you get to decide how quickly you complete the course. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

You will have the support of a dedicated tutor throughout the course. They will be available to provide advice and guidance and mark your assignments. Each one will come back with clear feedback so you will know what you can improve upon.

Pursuing your career

An A Level in English language can allow you to go on to study English at university. However, your desired university will have entry requirements so be sure to check the grade required in this and associated subjects.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to English Language
  • Introduction to language levels
  • Analysing texts with a specific focus on mode: speech, computer mediated communication and genre
  • Introduction to language diversity, considering language and the individual, social groups and regional variation
  • Developing textual analysis skills
  • Analysing texts with a specific focus on representation
  • Non-exam assessment: original writing - working with style models
  • Developing language diversity: with a specific focus on gender, occupation and ethnicity
  • Attitudes towards language diversity
  • How and why does language change
  • Non-exam assessment: language investigation
  • Introduction to children's language development
  • Non-exam assessment: language investigation
  • Non-exam assessment: original writing
  • Developing language diversity
  • Explore issues linked to World Englishes and consider attitudes towards language in use
  • Developing language change
  • Explore reasons for change. Develop ideas about attitudes towards language change
  • Developing textual analysis skills
  • Developing children's language acquistion
  • Exam preparation and revision

Requirements

Great news! To start this course there are no pre-entry requirements. To start straightaway all you need is a computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection.

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, if you decide to take an exam, after passing you’ll have gained an A-Level in English Language, which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

  • Improve your writing skills.
  • Understand English as a communication tool.
  • Develop your knowledge of linguistic frameworks.
  • Complete this A Level in as little as 6 months.
  • Use your grade for UCAS points and progress to university study.
  • Study around your existing commitments.

Studying your A Level

The English Language A Level course introduces you to the principals of advanced language study. You will develop your ability to write for different audiences, with different objectives in mind.

You will develop your writing and creative writing skills. This will be supported through exposure to different texts and discourses and a focus on aspects of textual variation.

This will feed into the writing and the study of language variation and attitudes to language, and as a creative tool for expression.

You will learn how to research and analyse text in order to support lines of enquiry, debate different views, and research aspects of language in use.

When you have completed this A Level you will be able to draw academic insights from a range of fields within the study of English language/linguistics, including sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. You will also have demonstratable skills in the written form and creative writing.

Getting Started

learndirect is one of the UKs leading providers of online study.

All of our courses are online so you can start learning from the moment you enrol. No waiting for books in the post of term times.

You simply sign into your individual learner area on our student portal and away you go.

This allows you to structure your learning around your existing commitments. Rather than being held to rigid timetables or attend evening classes.

There are no classes of any kind. You have complete freedom to study when you want, in the way you want.

You are in complete control of your learning, so you get to decide how quickly you complete the course. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

You will have the support of a dedicated tutor throughout the course. They will be available to provide advice and guidance and mark your assignments. Each one will come back with clear feedback so you will know what you can improve upon.

Pursuing your career

An A Level in English language can allow you to go on to study English at university. However, your desired university will have entry requirements so be sure to check the grade required in this and associated subjects.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to English Language
  • Introduction to language levels
  • Analysing texts with a specific focus on mode: speech, computer mediated communication and genre
  • Introduction to language diversity, considering language and the individual, social groups and regional variation
  • Developing textual analysis skills
  • Analysing texts with a specific focus on representation
  • Non-exam assessment: original writing - working with style models
  • Developing language diversity: with a specific focus on gender, occupation and ethnicity
  • Attitudes towards language diversity
  • How and why does language change
  • Non-exam assessment: language investigation
  • Introduction to children's language development
  • Non-exam assessment: language investigation
  • Non-exam assessment: original writing
  • Developing language diversity
  • Explore issues linked to World Englishes and consider attitudes towards language in use
  • Developing language change
  • Explore reasons for change. Develop ideas about attitudes towards language change
  • Developing textual analysis skills
  • Developing children's language acquistion
  • Exam preparation and revision

Requirements

Great news! To start this course there are no pre-entry requirements. To start straightaway all you need is a computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection.

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, if you decide to take an exam, after passing you’ll have gained an A-Level in English Language, which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

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