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Course Mode
Part-time
Level
3
Start Date
08/09/2021
Start / End Time
9:00am - 4:15pm
Duration
2 Years
End Date
23/06/2023

A-Levels

Here at Kendal College, we have a culture of high expectations, creating an environment in which A-Level learners can thrive.

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Course Overview

A-Level English Language explores the study of English Language as a medium of communication and as a reflection of wider social factors such as gender, age and social class. You will analyse texts produced by others and debate different theoretical viewpoints.

The course moves beyond GCSE to study a variety of topics, including how language has changed over time, how children acquire and develop their language skills, regional variation in language and how language can be used and manipulated for various effects.

The Non Exam Assessment is a 2000 word essay which gives students the freedom to pursue their own areas of interest and conduct a small-scale research project into any aspect of language, as well as producing a short piece of creative writing. It forms 20% of the overall A-Level mark.

The course gives students the opportunity to develop independent approaches, and to undertake paired and group work. Critical understanding is developed by analysing the ways in which language changes on an individual and global scale, and according to use.

Year One: Language Variation & Language and Identity - How does class, gender, occupation and location affect language use? Exploring Language Variation in different written genres.

Year Two: Child Language Acquisition, Language Change & World Englishes.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which must include Maths
GCSE English Language at Grade 6

After Your Course

English Language will give you a wide range of job prospects including advertising & marketing, human resources, journalism, law, publishing, management, teaching amongst others.

Fees

£1987.00

The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses Fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2021/22 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2022/23 will be updated in the Spring Term 2022. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/21).

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.

A-Levels

The fees displayed are for the 1-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please contact us for the cost of the second year as it will be different.

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/21, and are not studying at another institution.

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