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This A Level English Language Course gives you the opportunity to study English language and its use in contemporary communication. It aims to encourage a critical response to texts in a range of forms, styles and contexts, and to promote skills of communication, reading, research and analysis.
Through study, learners will develop an ability to read and analyse material, gaining further knowledge and understanding of English language features and issues. Learners will also develop the skills of writing clearly, accurately, creatively and effectively for different purposes and audiences.
Students in the past have progressed onto the following degrees:
• English Studies • Psychology • Training Teachers
• Business Studies • History • Sociology
Studying A’ Level English at University gives you all sorts of exciting career options, including:
• Teaching and Education • Functional Managers
and Directors • Artistic, Literary and Media Occupations
• Media Professionals • Public Services • Writer
There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
The Full A Level has four modules you will need to cover which is split into IAS and IA2. The IAS Level has two modules and all of these are listed below.
Learners are encouraged to read widely throughout their programme of study, continually deepening their appreciation of an increasingly rich array of reading material. Learners will be:
You will explore and experiment with a similarly extensive variety of genres, styles and contexts in your writing. Skills you will learn:
Language change In Section A, learners will explore how English has continually adapted to reflect changes in the social, cultural, political and technological contexts in which it has been used.
Learners will explore the causes and consequences of language change in English, developing their knowledge of the topic through research, analysis, and an understanding of conventional methods of presenting historical language data.
Child language acquisition In Section B, learners will explore the stages of early development (0–8 years) in child language acquisition, considering the various features and functions of spoken language use during this period, and familiarising themselves with a range of relevant theories, theorists and conventions within the field.
English in the world In Section A, learners will explore the history of English as a ‘global’ language; the development of standard and nonstandard forms of English, including the varieties used by first-language users outside the UK; and ethical considerations related to the continuing expansion of English usage around the world.
Language and the self In Section B, learners will explore how language allows us to communicate our sense of self to others, as well as playing a highly significant role in the ongoing construction, determination and development of that self. Learners will study the degree to which language is innate, learned, or both; the ways in which language and thought are both interwoven with, and separable from, each other; and how we use language, both consciously and unconsciously, to construct and maintain social identities.
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at a CAIE approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
A Level Exams
There are four exams for the full A Level qualification. The length of each exam is as follows:
Paper 1 – 2 hour 15 min
Paper 2 – 2 hours
Paper 3 – 2 hours 15 mins
Paper 4 – 2 hours 15 mins
AS Level Exams
There are two exams for the AS Level qualification. The length of each exam is as follows:
Paper 1 – 2 hour 15
Paper 2 – 2 hours
For Cambridge International AS & A Level English Language, learners can:
take Papers 1 and 2 only (for the Cambridge International AS Level qualification) or
follow a staged assessment route by taking Papers 1 and 2 (for the Cambridge International AS Level qualification) in one series, then Papers 3 and 4 (for the Cambridge International A Level qualification) in a later series or
take Papers 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the same examination series, leading to the full Cambridge International A Level.
On successful completion of all your exams for the A Level English Language Online Course, you will be awarded one of the following qualifications:
International A Level in English Language with CAIE | International AS Level in English Language with CAIE
For more information on CAIE, please click here.
Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course. This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 2 years.
Our enrolment fee includes:
The only other fee you will need to pay is for your exams which is due approximately six months prior and this will be paid directly to the exam centre.
You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.
Your A Level course will be online. You will access it via our online portal.
With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled. Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available. All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal. Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.
By opting for our International A Level, you can study the course from anywhere and exam centres are located all over the world. With our UK A Levels (AQA), you can study them from outside of the UK, however you would need to sit the actual exams for these within the UK.
You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.
The Guided learning hours for A Levels are as follows:-
AS Level: 180 hours
A Level: 360 hours
These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed to gain the qualification may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.
Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams.
If you are referring to A Levels at college then yes!
You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the world in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else.
Provided you have completed enough work on the course within a reasonable amount of time, we will be able to provide a predicted grade / reference for university.
Please provide at least 3 months notice for this, otherwise this will incur a small fee.
We want exams to be as competitively priced for our learners as possible and therefore that is why we direct them to the examination centres rather than charge upfront fees.