A level English Language

A level English Language

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A level English Language

A level English Language is designed for students who want to study the way language inspires the vast variety of written and spoken material in our society.

Duration 2 years
Study mode Full Time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Leeds Sixth Form, Park Lane Campus
Course code 15297-01

What you learn

You will look at a broad range of different texts, using frameworks like lexis, semantics, discourse analysis, phonetics and graphology to categorise them and show how they work on a linguistic level.  You will also write your own texts, choosing from an equally wide range of options: short stories, magazine articles, blog entries, scripts and speeches.

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will focus particularly on how language is employed in actual social contexts-related situations (legal language, teacher language and so forth), gender-based interactions (the differences between the ways women and men speak) and technology-driven language (texting, the internet and emails, for example).

How you will be assessed

There will be an increased push towards exams as the preferred form of assessment.  Coursework content in some subjects will be reduced or removed.  The course may involve a mix of assignments and examinations.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course will be delivered in dedicated and well-equipped teaching rooms at Leeds Sixth Form, Park Lane Campus.  Within our dedicated 'Sixth Form' area, students also have access to a permanently staffed 'Independent Learning Zone', where comfortable seating and a suite of 60 chrome-books are provided to facilitate independent study.

Entry requirements

The general requirements for direct entry to our 2 year A level programmes are 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade A*-C or equivalent, plus 2 additional GCSEs or BTECs at grade A*-C or the equivalent.

For students applying with new 1-9 grade tier GCSE qualifications in Maths or English, we will consider a grade 4 as equivalent to grade C in terms of our general entry requirements for September 2017 entry. However please be aware that specific subjects may require grade 5 or above in GCSE English or Maths.

Applicants with 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths, but without the 2 additional A*-C equivalent qualifications may be considered, dependent on individual circumstances, at the discretion of the Deputy Head or Head of A levels.

Students with a GCSE average score of below 5.7 (mostly Cs at GCSE) will follow the 3 A level programme, whilst students with a GCSE average score of 5.7 (mostly B and above at GCSE) or above are encouraged to study 4 A level subjects. Our expert staff will help you to work out your expected average GCSE score for guidance.

In addition to our general entry criteria, some subjects have their own additional criteria.

There are no additional entry requirements for this subject.



What's next

English Language, as a specialist form of English A level, is widely respected by employers and fits well with many of the other A level subjects that we offer at college.  In terms of career progression, students should flourish in professions like journalism, script writing, publishing, legal careers and many others.

Campus Locations

Park Lane Campus

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite

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