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A Level English Language

Alevel Engish

Course outline

English language is a great course to study because it provides you with a great grounding in the skills you’ll need while you’re studying your other A Level courses, at university and in your chosen career. You’ll be someone who enjoys reading, writing and communicating and who wants to develop their abilities in these areas. You’ll have the opportunity to explore areas which you’re interested in as well looking at the impact language has on society.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

This course is perfect if you enjoy analysing spoken and written language and you are a keen reader and writer. Your technical vocabulary and communication skills will increase significantly. It combines well with a wide range of other A Level subjects.

Topics include:

  • Language, the individual and society (written paper)
  • Language diversity and change (written paper)
  • Anon-exam assessment (NEA) which involves a language investigation of your choice, allowing you the freedom to explore your own areas of interest.

How to apply for this course

Choose one of the options from the table below and hit "Apply". You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date

Location:

Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Date:

Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Programme (2 years)

Course code: C000450 / Q000521

Location:

Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Date:

Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Programme Intensive (1 year)

Course code: C000453 / Q000521

Qualification

A Level English Language

Duration

1 or 2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

2 year A Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • Complete a successful interview

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

Teaching & assessment

You’ll undertake a combination of examinations and non-exam assessment. (The exam component will be worth 80% of the final grade.)

Progression

This course is a pathway to a huge range of higher education courses. The skills you learn will be invaluable for essay writing, dissertations, report writing and presentations in later life.

This course can open a number of doors for you including; teaching, journalism, playwriting, marketing, PR and media.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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