A Level English Language

You will read and explore the use of language in a variety of texts including advertisements, newspaper articles, short stories, speech transcripts, letters and film scripts.

The new Language in Action component gives students the opportunity to develop their own writing skills. The course is also highly creative and you are encouraged to write in different styles to meet the needs of a particular audience and then reflect on the techniques used. There is the opportunity to explore your own interests for the coursework options in inventive and original ways.

You will also study theories concerning language itself, including language change investigating current debates and attitudes to changes within both written and spoken language. Child language acquisition is a more psychological branch of study, which explores how children learn to speak.

You will also study theories concerning language itself, including language change investigating current debates and attitudes to changes within both written and spoken language. Child language acquisition is a fascinating psychological branch of study which explores the different theories relating to how children develop vocabulary and grammar.The course content of the new A Level includes an exploration of how people, events, places and cultures are represented in the language of newspapers and television; spoken language and writing skills.

Key Units
Year 1 
  • Textual variations and representations
  • Methods of language analysis
  • Language diversity
Year 2 
  • Textual variations and representations
  • Methods of language analysis
  • Children’s language development
  • Language diversity and change
  • Language discourses
  • Writing skills
  • Language investigation
  • Original writing

*Please note that unit information is subject to change depending on examinations board. Please contact admissions@minhajcollege.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at A* – C PLUS a minimum of grade 4 in English Language, Maths.

 MCM will consider alternative qualifications to GCSE’s and for mature students will consider work history as part of the entry requirement process. If you do not meet the above entry requirements please get in touch and we maybe able to help – admissions@minhajcollege.ac.uk

Future Opportunities

In terms of career, an ability to analyse text and craft your own writing for particular effect will give you the underpinning skills for a diverse range of jobs including teaching, journalism and law.

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Will this subject suit me?
The ideal student would take an interest in developing their reading and writing skills and have a good awareness of culture and issues in the news. You would enjoy the intellectual challenge the subject entails, enjoy creative writing and be prepared to grapple with abstract concepts.

Personal Study Time
A Level students are expected to devote as much time outside the classroom to their studies as in lessons. Homework will be set regularly but students are expected to undertake self- directed research as well. Students will receive effective feedback, guidance and help from their tutors.

Fee Structure

1 A-Level: £900 (per annum)
3 A-Level: £2000 (per annum)
3 A-Level + Islamic Studies: £2500 per annum

*MCM can offer partial-scholarships to students who study 3 A-Levels with Islamic studies. These are discretionary discounts on the fees which are awarded on the basis of an assessment of the families financial standing. They are also only available to students who will achieve or have achieved a minimum grade C(4) and above in their GCSE Maths, English and Science.

 

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