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        LANGUAGE                                                                              Cardinal Heenan
                                                                                              CatHoliC HigH SCHool
                                                                                              A SportS College


         Why choose A level English Language?                      How is the course assessed?
         The study of English Language enables students to develop and apply
         their understanding of the main concepts and methods used in the   AS Level
         analysis and study of language in use.                    Paper 1:
                                                                   Language and the Individual
         A proficiency in English complements a wide variety of career paths   (Examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes) 50%
         and further courses of study including law, journalism, education and   • Textual variations and representations
         speech therapies. The ability to read, write and communicate effectively   • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities
         orally are vital skills in one’s personal and work life.                                                                Key Information
                                                                   Paper 2:
         What will I study and learn?                              Language Varieties                                            Level: AS and A Level
         Students will engage creatively and independently with a varied   (Examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes) 50%              Examination Board: AQA
         programme, which looks at language uses from the past to the present   • Language diversity                             Subject Leader: Mrs C Wright
         day. The course will also provide opportunities for independent   • Writing skills                                      Course Leader: Miss S Palmer
         investigation work related to language in use, which will help prepare   • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities
         students for the demands of university level study.                                                                     Entry Requirements:
                                                                   Reformed A Level                                              GCSE Grades A* - C in 5 subjects
                                                                   Paper 1:                                                      (including Mathematics)
                                                                   Language, the Individual and Society
         Student comment:                                          (Examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes) 40%                     GCSE English/English Language Grade B
         “I have really enjoyed the course so far, especially learning about   • Textual variations and representations
         child language acquisition, which will help me in my future career as   • Children’s language development (0-11 years)  AS Modules:
         a teacher.”                                               • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities  Paper 1: Language and the Individual
                                                                                                                                 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 50% of AS Level
                                                                   Paper 2:                                                      Paper 2: Language Varieties
                                                                   Language Diversity and Change                                 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 50% of AS Level
                                                                   (Examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes) 40%
                                                                   • Language diversity and change
                                                                   • Language discourses                                         Reformed A level Modules:
                                                                   • Writing skills                                              Paper 1: Language, the Individual and
                                                                   • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities  Society
                                                                                                                                 (2 hours and 30 minutes) 40% of A Level
                                                                   Non-exam assessment:                                          Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change
                                                                   Language in Action (2 pieces of assessed coursework) 20%      (2 hours and 30 minutes) 40% of A Level
                                                                   • Language Investigation                                      Non-exam assessment: Language in Action
                                                                   • Original Writing
                                                                   • Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities  (2 pieces of assessed coursework)
                                                                                                                                 20% of A Level




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