English Language A Level

Course Description

We offer you a range of exciting Advanced Level Courses with many students currently studying for one or more of our subjects. Clearly we are very popular because of our excellent academic success and achievements, and our caring, relaxed yet professional relationships with students. Additionally, the teachers are all highly qualified Advanced Level specialists – we all work or have worked as examiners or coursework moderators. This experience gives us valuable knowledge of the expectations and requirements of the various exam boards, and this obviously will help you to achieve your best.

Entry Requirements

Students studying four A Levels will be expected to have a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade A/A*/7, 8 or 9 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 6 or above. Students studying three A Levels will be expected to have a minimum of two GCSEs at grade B/6 and three GCSEs at grade C/4 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4.

Course Content

If you enjoy analysing contemporary written and spoken language from a variety of media and composing your own texts, then A Level English Language will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in a lively and stimulating environment. You will have the opportunity to discuss and analyse various types of writing e.g. newspapers, guide books, scripts and TV voiceovers. Also explored is how language changes over time and varies across the world. There is a further opportunity for creative writing in coursework, and to explore children’s spoken and written language. There is a combination of exams and coursework.

Links with other subjects:

This course links well with English Literature, Media Studies, History, Spanish and Drama & Theatre Studies.

Future Career Opportunities

Both universities and employers value and respect an A Level in English Language. Previous students have gone on to Humanities’ courses at university and careers in Journalism, Law, Teaching and Lecturing.  The subject is an excellent complement to most other A levels.

Why Study at BSFC?

The Department of English & Modern Languages is well-resourced, has highly qualified teachers who are also examiners, and achieves excellent results.
Should you join us you can expect:

• Interesting and thought-provoking topics
• Expert teaching and assessment
• Lively classroom discussion
• Friendly guidance
• Optional extra lessons
• Theatre, Cinema and TV Studio trips
• Teachers available at lunchtimes
• An enjoyable atmosphere
• To pass!!

We look forward to meeting and teaching you soon!