English A Level

If you are passionate about exploring the English Language and the varied ways in which it is represented, then this A level is perfect for studying by home education.

This course will prepare you thoroughly for the examinations and coursework with activities and self assessment tests. Each lesson reflects an individual section of the syllabus and details how it fits into the broader world of the English Language.

As you progress through the tutor-marked assignments your Tutor will give you invaluable feedback and insights into the subject of English Language.

AS Level (7701)

Module One: Introduction to Language Analysis

Module Two: Textual Variations and Representations

Module Three: Language Diversity

Module Four: Language Discourses

Part 2: Additional Topics for A level (7702)

Module Five: Language in Action- Investigating Language

Module Six: Understand Children’s Language Development

Module Seven: Applying Theories of Language Development to Analysis of Speech and Writing

Module Eight: Language in Action- Original Writing

Module Nine: Introduction to Language Change

Module Ten: Evaluating Language Change

This AS specification is examined for the first time in June 2016 and the ‘A’ level specification is examined for the first time in June 2017. No end date has yet been set.

You are no longer able to carry over your AS exams and count them towards a full A level. An AS level is a stand alone qualification.  All the exams for the A level must be taken in the same Summer sitting.

There are two 90 minute exams for the AS level. There is no coursework for the AS.

There are two 2 hour 30 minute exams for the full A level and one unit of assessed coursework (Language Investigation).

English A Level and Home Education FAQs

The English Course has been specifically written to prepare candidates for the AQA examination boards English A level Qualification. The syllabus numbers are

  • AS level – 7701
  • A level –7702


When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

Normally speaking we would expect students to have a minimum of 4 good GCSEs in order to start the English A level course.  This must ideally include a grade B or above in English GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent

If you feel you have other qualifications  or experience which would enable you to start the course, please call one of our student advisers on 0800 0111 024 and we can discuss your suitability for the course.

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