A-Level English Language


This A-Level English Language course is perfect for those that are looking to enter into a career where a critical understanding of both written and spoken communication is key to your progression.

Where you are working in marketing/advertising/journalism and need to create cohesive blogs, scripts, or ad copy; or whether you are creating a career path in film, theatre and the arts; a masterful grasp of the English Language will propel you forwards.

SKU: X903 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Awarding Body

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three 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

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.

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

  • 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.

Course Content

  • Phonetics, phonology and prosodics
  • Graphology
  • Lexis and semantics
  • Grammar, including morphology
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse
  • The textual range (various subjects, writers, audiences)
  • Functions of the texts
  • Identity and representations
  • How audiences are addressed and positioned
  • Structure and organisation of the texts
  • Phonological, pragmatic, lexical, semantic and grammatical development
  • The development of written language
  • The functions of children’s language
  • Theories and research about language development
  • Language in its wider social, geographical and temporal contexts
  • Processes of language change
  • Social attitudes to language diversity and change
  • Studying texts that convey attitudes to language diversity and change
  • Methods of conveying views and opinions about language issues: representations, identities and positioning.
  • Connecting to discourses about language
  • The directed writing task
  • Choosing an investigation focus
  • Carrying out the investigation (including ethics, record keeping and referencing)
  • Organising and analysing the data and interpretation of findings
  • Concluding your investigation
  • An overview of the assessment and marking criteria, including organising and referencing work
  • Choosing your area of original writing (Power of persuasion, storytelling & power of information)
  • Choosing and analysing style models
  • Producing a reflective commentary
  • Revision Tips
  • Exam Techniques
  • Preparing for Paper 1
  • Preparing for Paper 2
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X903
  • 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.

Entry Requirements

It is strongly recommended that you have studied English language to GCSE or equivalent level before starting this course.

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. You will be supplied with an eTextbook to support you on the course called Elevate. However, additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement you learning on the course. Additional fees to continue tutor services beyond the 24 month course period
Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes, you'll be provided with an eTextbook: A/AS Level English Language for AQA Cambridge Elevate Enhanced Edition (2 Years) to support your learning.
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.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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