A Level English Language
What is English Language A Level?
- A scientific study of English, thinking about the meaning of language, how language is affected by the person and situation, how we learn language and how language changes.
- A way of developing your use of English, through analysis of texts and the chance to create your own texts.
Textual Variations and Representations: Students will analyse how texts are produced to have impact upon readers.
Child Language Development: Students will discover how children acquire speech and learn to read and write.
Language Diversity and Change: Students will consider how factors such as gender, ethnicity and occupation affect our language and how and why language changes over time.
Language Investigation and Writing: Students will investigate an area of language they find interesting and hone their writing skills.
How will students be assessed?
Two exams which are both 2 hours, 30 minutes and worth 40% each.
Coursework which is worth 20%.
Bauer, Laurie and Trudgil, Peter ( ed.) Language Myths
Bragg, Melvin The Adventure of English
Bryson, Bill Mother Tongue
Crystal, D. Txtng: The Gr8 Db8
Crystal, D. (2002) The English Language, Penguin
Crystal, D. (2003) (2nd edn) The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language, Cambridge University
Humphreys, John. Lost for Words