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A-Level English Language

Whether you are writing a blog, reading a film script, or analysing advertising copy, you need to use and understand language with its intended audience in mind. Studying A-level English Language will enable you to improve your mastery of the language which 390 million people speak worldwide.  The study of A-Level English Language allows you to develop a critical understanding of a wide variety of texts.

The English Language is a key asset if you’re interested in any career that involves written and spoken communication and requires a comprehensive grasp of the English language. A-Levels are qualifications that count.

A-levels are the gold standard for education in the UK, recognised by universities and employers alike as a mark of significant achievement. The English Language can be used to inspire, motivate and challenge us in countless different ways. Having an A-level demonstrates a thorough understanding of a subject, will boost your career prospects and will open up new opportunities for you. This A-Level English Language course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success.

You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Coursework administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

Whether you are writing a blog, reading a film script, or analysing advertising copy, you need to use and understand language with its intended audience in mind.
Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Guaranteed exam centre

Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: AQA
Our course ref: A003
Qualification code: 7702

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Course Duration

A level course takes about 250-300 hours plus extra time for assignment work you submit to your tutor. You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course, can be arranged.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Assessment

You will be required to complete the two standard written exams:

Official exams

  • 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of marks
  • 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of marks
  • 1 coursework task, 20% of marks (see NEA below)

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.  Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you’ll be required to complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

  • 1 coursework task , 20% of marks

Part of the A-level assessment for the new specification is a non-exam assessment (NEA). To facilitate this, it has been agreed with the awarding body that our own tutors are able to mark your non-exam assessment work, and you can then sit your written exams at one of our partner exam centres.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in English Language, issued by AQA (7702) This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.  Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information
Difficulty
Level 3
Entry requirements
It is strongly recommended that you have studied English language to GCSE or equivalent level before starting this course.
UCAS Points
56
Section 1
Methods of language analysis
  • The language of every day
  • Putting language in its place
  • The science of language study
  • Meanings and representations
  • Structure and style

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

Additional texts may need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

Yes. There is one additional fee of £460, which covers the costs of all your exams for this subject. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
There are no essential set texts. However, there are additional books and materials we recommend you read.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

A great help to me
Gemma Duffy

Really enjoyed my course, found it much easier to fit into my days than I originally thought. It has been a great help to me.

No compromising with home learning
Jodie Cotterill

There is no compromise in the quality of education received when enrolling on a home learning course.

Thanks Oxbridge
Andrew Hill

A really enjoyable learning experience

The support I needed
M. Longworth

Good advice and great support from my tutor.

My own self-purpose
Diana Hutchinson

English Language A Level was course I never completed at school for various reasons. I’m very pleased to be able to finally pass it. I’ve done this entirely for my sense of self-purpose and development. I may try other courses in the future.

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