A Level English Language online course overview
A Level English Language explores the skills of understanding the purpose and effects of a wide variety of fiction and non- fiction written and spoken texts such as novels, travel articles, blogs, speeches and diaries.
Students will capture these conventions and writers’ techniques in their own writing where they will learn how to plan and structure responses.
A Level English Language builds on the reading and writing skills students have learned at GCSE level and applies them to significant areas of English Study: Spoken language; English as a Global Language; The Language of Social Groups and Child Language Acquisition.
Successful English Language learners develop an understanding and enjoyment of a wide variety of different texts, both written and spoken. They gain pleasure and awareness of how language works in different ways, for different purposes and for different audiences. In addition, they gain skills for life, including:
• the ability to appreciate how different texts are shaped by their language and style
• skills in creating their own imaginative and persuasive writing for different purposes and audience skills in researching, selecting and shaping information from different sources
• the ability to analyse and compare written and spoken texts in close detail
In the October of Year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October. InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre. It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here
Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:
- Extra time of 25%*
- Extra time up to 50%*
- A reader*
- A scribe*
- Supervised rest breaks
- Separate room
- Use of a laptop
- Enlarged print exam papers
*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an Educational Psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.
There are no formal entry requirements for this subject.
However, if you’re looking to study this subject as one of four A Levels, we strongly advise you only do so if you are predicted at least a grade 7 at GCSE / IGCSE in this subject or a relevant subject.