English Language at KS5

Course ID
AQA 7702
Faculty
English
Department
English
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
H. Seckleman
Head of Department
H. Seckleman

The ‘A’ Level in English Language is a stimulating and interesting course with analysis of a range of texts and language issues and debates being core.

Students develop familiarity and competences with using frameworks for textual analysis to evaluate how meanings and representations are created. As well as this, students explore and evaluate key language topics. Year 12 topics include Language and Region, Language and Gender, Language and Social Groups and Language and Technology. This is developed upon in the second year of the course where students study Child Language Acquisition, Language Change and English as a Global Language. The course is assessed at the end of the two-year course (with internal assessment at the end of Year 12) and there are two final examinations. The Non-Examination Assessment (NEA) is worth 20% of the overall award. Students follow the AQA GCE qualification.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Introduction to Language Levels.
Language and Region.
Textual Analysis – meanings and representations. Essays and Individual Presentations.
Autumn 2 Language and Social Groups.
Language and Gender.
Essays. Creative Writing: Opinion articles.
Spring 1 Language and Power / Occupation.
Language and Gender.
Essays. Original Writing.
Spring 2 Language and Technology.
Language and Gender Representations.
Essays. Textual Analysis – meanings and representations.
Summer 1 Revision. Internal ‘AS’ Level assessment. AQA 7702//1 Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Summer 2 Introduction to Child Language Acquisition (Literacy).
Mini Language Investigation (coursework preparation).
Children’s Picture Books Project. Investigation into area of Language Use.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Introduction to Non-Examination Assessment (NEA).
Child Language Acquisition – Spoken Language.
Language Change.
Textual analysis.
Essays.
Autumn 2 Child Language Acquisition – Children’s Literacy Development. Global English. NEA. Textual analysis.
Essays.
Spring 1 Mock examinations.
Begin wider revision.
Mock examinations.
Spring 2 Revision and extended learning of core topics.
Exam preparation and practice.
 
Summer 1 Revision and extended learning of core topics.
Exam preparation and practice.
External A Level Examinations AQA 7702/2 Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
AQA Specification; Seneca Learning – tailored to the AQA English A Level specification. A/AS Level English Language for AQA (Marcello Giovanelli) – online access is provided to students; Emag:
Login: EBSStudent
Password: EBSLibrary;
Newspapers for Schools
Login: library@eastbarnetschool.com
Password: ebsstudent1
The Guardian – Mind Your Language; Debuk; EngLangBlog. Sixth Form Leadership.

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
AQA Specification; Seneca Learning – tailored to the AQA English A Level specification. Wider reading, especially of media texts and newspapers. The Guardian – Mind Your Language; Debuk; EngLangBlog. Visit to Brookhill Nursery. Sixth Form Leadership.

 

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