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English Language A Level Course

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Important information

Typology A Level
Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 700h
Duration Flexible
Start Different dates available
  • A Level
  • Distance Learning
  • 700h
  • Duration:
    Flexible
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

The English Language A Level Course introduces advanced language study and develops a students' ability to write for a variety of audiences and purposes. You will discover linguistic frameworks and how these can be used to analyse and interpret language. This home study course provides the perfect opportunity for students to improve their language skills and gain an understanding of the underlying structures of English, both spoken and written. This home study course follows the new linear A-Level syllabus. If students want to complete the new linear AS Level course then this can be purchased from the AS Level section of our website. Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self- assessment questions. There are 20 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs).

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To take into account

· Requirements

We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. For English Language this should include English Language GCSE at grade B or above. Students are required to have a good level of spelling and grammar.

· What marks this course apart?

Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they should keep in regular contact. All tutors are fully qualified experienced teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. Most work from home and are able to offer flexible contact times. The tutor will contact students with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. They will also let the student know the best ways and times for contact. There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA's) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations. All tutors have a Freephone 0800 telephone number and most will have Skype capabilities. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.

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What you'll learn on the course

English Language
Business English
Advanced English
English Conversation
English
Writing
Literature Comparative
Literature Study
Basic English
Intermediate English
English Literature
English A Level
Beginners English

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Course programme

The Syllabus:

Students can study for the AQA English Language 7701/7702 A Level Specification sitting exams in May/June 2017 or later years.

Examinations:

Paper 1: English Language 1 - Language, the Individual & Society (2 Hours 30 Minutes) is 100 marks in total (40% of A-level).

Paper 2: English Language 2 - Language Diversity & Change (2 Hours 30 Minutes) is 100 marks in total (40% of A-level).

Coursework: Language in Action is 100 marks in total (20% of A-level). Students need to produce a language investigation (2,000 words excluding data) and a piece of original writing and commentary (1,500 words total).

The course is divided into the following modules:

  1. Introduction to Language Analysis: Language Frameworks
  2. Textual Variations and Representations
  3. Language Diversity
  4. Language Discourses
  5. Language in Action: Investigating Language
  6. Understanding Children’s Language Development
  7. Applying Theories of Language Development to Analysis of Speech and Writing
  8. Introduction to Language Change
  9. Evaluating Language Change
  10. Language in Action – Original Writing

Practical Skills/Coursework:

Candidates are required to submit two pieces of coursework. Full guidance is given in the course pack and the course tutor will verify your coursework for submission to the Awarding Body.