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Course Overview

AQA Qualification Code:7702

Our A level in English language course encourages learners to develop their interest and enjoyment of English as they:

  •  develop and apply their understanding of the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis and study of language
  • explore data and examples of language in use
  • engage creatively and critically with a varied programme for the study of English
  • develop their skills as producers and interpreters of language
  • independently investigate language in use.

Knowledge, understanding and accurate application of the language levels below underpin this specification:

  • phonetics, phonology, prosodics: how speech sounds and effects are articulated and analysed
  • lexis and semantics: the vocabulary of English, including historical, geographical, social and individual varieties of English
  • grammar including morphology: the structural patterns and shapes of English at sentence, clause, phrase and word level
  • pragmatics: the contextual aspects of language use
  • discourse: extended stretches of communication occurring in different genres, modes and contexts

Course Options:

PLUS Course
  • Online live classes – these are live interactive classes.
  • These classes are recorded and can be watched back, access available for 7 days
  • Access to full course online
  • e-books provided
  • Workbooks* will be posted
  • Interactive quizzes*
  • Google Classroom Access
  • Homework/assignments set and mark & feedback provided
  • Mock assessments in Autumn and Spring
  • Register your exams with us
  • UCAS Application support

The Classroom Environment

Our online/in-person classes are small making learning more accessible for learners and gives the classroom environment a calm atmosphere to learn. Having a limited number of students in the classroom gives the students more one-on-one time with their teacher, for teachers to review students’ work, to provide feedback on what went well, and how to improve students’ work for the future.

About our teachers

Our teachers are enthusiastic about learning. Teachers will support students towards their individual pathways in education.. Our teachers are here to help!

Course structure – PLUS option

  • 3 hours of online live classes per week over 20 weeks
  • Students are expected to study a further 3 hours per week, independently
  • Total course – 160 hours online
Course fees for PLUS Option
  • Enrolment fee:      £80
  • Course fee:          £1200
Installments available over 8 months (Sept- April) – pay £135 per month (after deducting the application fee)

How to Apply?

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Send a scanned, coloured copy of your Passport or Driving License
  3. Pay the application fee of £200 (the application fee is made up of £80 enrolment fee and £120 towards the course fee, this fee is non-refundable)

Course Contents

  • The language of every day
  • Putting language in its place
  • The science of language study
  • Meanings and representations
  • Structure and style
  • Your linguistic fingerprint
  • The language of speech and the language of writing
  • Planned speech
  • Permission to speak
  • Broadcast talk
  • Where power lies
  • Influential power in language
  • Instrumental power in language
  • Linguistic power at work
  • Language which embraces, language which conceals
  • What is a dialect?
  • Dialect and region
  • Dialect and identity
  • Attitudes to dialect
  • Language development and the role of technology
  • A woman’s place
  • Difference
  • Dominance versus difference
  • Gender and particular identities
  • Man-made language
  • The frameworks of fiction
  • Different voices
  • Writing non-fiction
  • News values
  • Planning, drafting and commenting
  • The foundations of child language acquisition
  • Language and learning
  • The earliest years
  • Towards communicate competence
  • Looking outwards
  • Literacy in the curriculum
  • Pre-literacy
  • Learning to read
  • Learning to write
  • Understanding genre
  • The past is another country
  • New words
  • New meanings
  • Attitudes to change and diversity
  • Englishes
  • Choosing your focus
  • Launching your investigation
  • Organising your data
  • Making sense of your data
  • Concluding and reflecting on your investigation

Entry Requirements

GCSE English Language Grade C or above


Mock Assessments will take place in December and March/April, register for your exams by 20th January

A level: 2 written exams and a non-exam assessment

More information can be found in the specification

You will be awarded up to 56 UCAS points per A Level

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