|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level English Language||English||A-level (17/18)||OCR|
GCSE Grade 6 (B) in English Language and Literature.
The study of English Language at A Level is both interesting and intellectually stimulating. You will learn to analyse language in use and will study the history and development of English from the distant past to the present day. At the same time you will improve your own writing skills in a variety of forms and for different audiences.
Independent investigation into language provides opportunities to explore chosen areas in greater depth, developing initiative, powers of analysis and presentation skills.
The course encourages students to develop their interest in, and appreciation of, the English Language, through learning about its structure, functions, development and variations. It also allows students to develop their ability to express themselves in speech and writing.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Paper 1 Language and the Individual 50%
Paper 2 Language Varieties 50%
All exams will be taken at the end of Year 12. These exams stand alone and cannot count towards an A level.
A level units in Year 13 % of A-level
Paper 1 Language, the Individual and Society 40%
Paper 2 Language Diversity and Change 40%
Coursework Language in Action 20%
All exams will be taken at the end of Year 13.
English graduates who are now doing or have done things as diverse as working in law, design and technology, computing, journalism, accountancy, publishing, TV, music, education, retail, catering and writing. its beauty is that it prepares you for everything in general and allows you to keep your options open during the course of your student life.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900