Linguistics A -Level OCR

Grade 5 in English Language at GCSE

This is an A-level in English Language, through which learners will develop a deep knowledge of how English language works and a secure understanding of the language system. They will explore data and examples of language in use and apply concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language. All learners will undertake an independent investigation in an area of particular and individual interest, and develop their skills as producers and interpreters of the language. They are expected to engage creatively with topical issues relevant to language in use and develop their interest in and enjoyment of English.

COURSE DETAILS AND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:

Content Overview

  • Linguistic analysis of authentic texts.
  • Original writing for a real-world purpose on a topical language issue.

Assessment Overview

Exploring Language

80 marks

2 hrs 30 mins

Written paper

40% of total A level

Content Overview

  • Analysis of how children acquire language.
  • Language in the media
  • How language changes over time.

Assessment

Dimensions of linguistic variation

80 marks

2 hrs 30 mins

Written paper

40% of total A level

Content Overview

An investigation into an area of each learner’s particular individual interest.

Assessment Overview

Independent language research

40 marks

Non examined assessment

20% of total A level

 

WHERE CAN THIS COURSE TAKE ME?

  • Journalism and media careers
  • Teaching careers
  • Marketing, advertising and PR careers
  • Publishing careers
  • Civil service careers