A Level – OCR 

A Level English Language looks at English in its various forms and contexts. It develops a variety of skills including critical reading, data analysis, evaluation, and the ability to develop and sustain arguments. You will study: 

  • Exploring Language - Language under the microscope. Writing about a topical language issue. Comparing and contrasting texts 

  • Dimensions of Linguistic Variation - Child language acquisition. Language in the media.Language change 

  • Independent Language Research (coursework) - Investigation 2000 to 2500 words, Academic poster 750 to 1000 words 

Assessment 

80% Exam 

20% Coursework  

Where Next 

Many of our students go on to study English and related courses such as journalism at 

university. 

More Information 

For more information about this course please see the specification below or contact the Sixth Form team.