English Language – taught at Clarendon College

  LEVEL MODULE TITLE MODE OF ASSESSMENT BRIEF OUTLINE
1 A

Paper 1: Language, the Individual and Society

 

 

Assessed

written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

100 marks

40% of A level

Textual variations and representations

Children’s language development (0-11 years)

Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

In the exam:

Questions are on two texts (one contemporary and one older text) linked by topic or theme.

And students write

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.

2 A

Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change

 

 

 

Assessed

written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

100 marks

40% of A level

 

Language diversity and change

Language discourses

Writing skills

Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

 

 

 

3 A Non-exam assessment: Language in Action

Assessed

Word count: 3,500

100 marks

20% of A-level

·         Assessed by teachers

·         Moderated by AQA

Tasks

Students produce:

 

a language investigation (2,000 words excluding data)

a piece of original writing and commentary (1,500 words total)

 

 

Career Pathways

An education in English Language opens up a whole range of possibilities – from a career in Journalism or Education, to Advertising or Business.  English links with media based career options.  If you have studied English at a higher level, a prospective employer will see you as someone with a good level of communication skills. Combined with complementary subjects English Language can lead to a career in politics, journalism or the media, for example.

Every year students go on to study for a degree in English or English focused degrees.  English A level can allow you access to a range of Degree courses.