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A Level English Language

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 FV9
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Language is power.


Have you ever wondered how some people seem to be able to get others to do anything for them? As part of A level English Language you will explore how language is used to manipulate; how language, used every day, is being used to manipulate you. You will research how language changes to reflect our social values and uncover how words can control our views on gender, race and identity.


Alongside analysing texts and exploring critical theories, you will also undertake a language investigation. As part of this task you will be able to choose your own area of study: you could even choose to analyse language use in television shows such as �Love Island�. As well as giving you the freedom to choose your own area of study it is also valued by universities as excellent preparation for an undergraduate dissertation.


All of these analytical skills are highly desirable to universities and employers. In addition, the ability to debate, interrogate and challenge accepted ideas and opinions are vital to success. If you have a curious mind, this course is for you.


The course enables you to study language acquisition, the development of the English language over time, regional differences and grammar. You will develop your ability to write for various audiences and genres and interpret the work of others.


1.    Textual variations and representations.

2.    Language Diversity.

3.    Writing Skills.


A level:    

1.    Textual variations and representations.

2.    Children�s language development.

3.    Language diversity and change.

4.    Language discourses.

5.    Writing skills.

6.    Language Investigation.

7.    Original Writing.

How will it be delivered?


Paper 1: Language and the individual (1 hour 30 minutes).

Paper 2: Language varieties (1 hour 30 minutes).

Advanced Level: 

Paper 1: Language, the individual and society (2 hours 30 minutes).

Paper 2: Language diversity and change (2 hours 30 minutes).

Non-exam assessment: Language in Action, 3500 word count covering 1. A language investigation 2. A  piece of original writing and commentary.


Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent, including Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 4 in Maths.

Your next steps...

Move on to a host of courses at university including English, politics, humanities or social sciences. English develops the skills you need to succeed in a wide range of careers and fits alongside most other courses.


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