|Exam Board|| AQA A LEVEL ENGLISH LANGUAGE
A Level English Language is a Linear course
Skills developed by the course encourage you to deepen your interest and enjoyment in the use of English as you:
Ø develop and apply your understanding of the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis and study of language
Ø undertake independent investigative work related to language in use
Ø engage creatively and independently with a varied programme for the study of English from the past to the present day
Ø develop your skills as producers and interpreters of language
|Paper 1: Language, the Individual and Society
Section A – Textual Variations and Representations
Two texts (one contemporary and one older text) linked by topic or theme.
Section B – Children’s Language Development
A discursive essay on children’s language development, with a choice of two questions where the data provided will focus on spoken, written or multimodal language (30 marks) Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities
Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change
Section A – Diversity and Change
One question from a choice of two:
Either: an evaluative essay on language diversity
Or: an evaluative essay on language change
Section B – Language Discourses
Two texts about a topic linked to the study of diversity and change.
Non-exam assessment: Language in Action
· a language investigation (2,000 words excluding data)
· a piece of original writing and commentary (1,500 words total)
1. Creative writing workshop
2. Emagazine Language Conference
3. British Library exhibition workshops
4. Sounds Familiar and Exploring texts workshops at British Library
Students are assessed in school using exam questions, knowledge and understanding tests language levels, group research and presentation activities as well as regular homework tasks.
Students sit two exams at the end of Year 13 and submit one component of coursework.