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Ulverston Victoria High School

Ulverston Victoria
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English Language

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 6 in English Language and Literature.

Course Content

The study of English Language at A Level is both interesting and intellectually stimulating. You will study language in use as well as 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.

In addition, an extended coursework task — research into a topic of your choice — provides opportunities to explore language use in greater depth, developing initiative, analysis and presentation skills.

Overall, the course encourages you to develop your interest in, and appreciation of, the English Language, learning about structures, functions, development and variations. It also allows you to develop your ability to express yourself effectively in speech and writing, exploring a wide range of concepts, theories and issues.



A Level Units Examined in Year 13   % of A Level
Paper 1 - Exploring Language 40%
Paper 2 - Dimensions of Linguistic Variation 40%
NEA: Independent Language Research 20%
Coursework is completed in Year 13


English graduates have done things as diverse as working in law, design and technology, computing, journal-ism, accountancy, publishing, TV, music, education, retail, catering and writing. The beauty of English at A level is that it prepares you for every-thing in general and allows you to keep your options open during the course of your student life.

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