(A-Level OCR)

Course entry requirements: Grade 6 in English Language at GCSE. This course is only for Year 13.

OVERVIEW OF COURSE

This is an A-level in English Language, through which learners will develop a deep knowledge of how the English language works and a secure understanding of the language system.  They will explore data and examples of language in use and apply concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language.  All learners will undertake an independent investigation in an area of particular and individual interest, and develop their skills as producers and interpreters of the language.  They are expected to engage creatively with topical issues relevant to language in use and develop their interest in and enjoyment of English.

Content Overview

  • Linguistic analysis of authentic texts.
  • Original writing for a real-world purpose on a topical language issue.       

Assessment Overview

Exploring Language
80 marks
2 hrs 30 mins
Written paper

40% of total A level

Content Overview

  • Analysis of how children acquire language.
  • Language in the media
  • How language changes over time.

Assessment Overview

Dimensions of linguistic variation
80 marks
2 hrs 30 mins
Written paper

40% of total A level

Content Overview

  • An investigation into an area of each learner’s particular individual interest.

Assessment Overview

Independent language research
40 marks
Non examined assessment

20% of total A level

DESTINATIONS

  • Journalism and media careers
  • Teaching careers
  • Marketing, advertising and PR careers
  • Publishing careers
  • Civil service careers

I CAN FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION BY

Visiting the OCR website to read the specification: www.ocr.org.uk/qualifictions/as-a-level-gce-english-language-h070-h470-from-2015/

Visit the following websites for useful information:

www.englishbiz.co.uk, www.revision-notes.co.uk

www.universalteacher.org.uk

Where next

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