English A level is split into two major components – AS and A2. The AS level may be sat as a separate qualification in its own right.
Each lesson of the course begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.
Effective home learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions.
There are eleven tutor-marked assignments.
The English A level covers the six modules that match the units of assessment (exam papers). These units are as follows:
The A level develops the following abilities: to communicate clearly, to analyse language (both spoken and written), to explore different media, dialects, registers, etc.
This course prepares candidates for the AQA English Language AS level specification 1701 for examinations in June 2014 and later years. Candidates may wish to add to this qualification by studying the A2 component (syllabus 2701). The full A level comprises AS and A2. Both syllabuses have been chosen as they are the most suited to the home schooling.
Unit 1 — ENGA1 Seeing Through Language (60% of AS, 30% of A Level)
2 hour written examination: Language Analysis task and Language Development essay
Unit 2 — ENGA2 Representation and Language (40% of AS, 20% of A Level)
One Investigation and one Production task plus commentary (2000-
Unit 3 — ENGA3 Language Explorations (30% of A Level)
2 hour 30 minutes written examination
Unit 4 — ENGA4 Language Investigations and Interventions (20% of A Level)
Coursework: One Investigation and one Intervention task (3,000-3,750 words).
It is assumed that prospective candidates for this course have obtained a pass mark of C or above in English GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
Within A Level Home Education there are the following subjects