ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRIVATE COLLEGE TUITION

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English Language A Level & AS Level Courses

English Language is a challenging subject at A level and enables our students to analyse a wide variety of spoken and written forms of English. Students develop an understanding of linguistic features such as phonetics, phonology, morphology and semantics, as well as learning to critically evaluate attitudes towards language. The study of English language also involves close reading and interpretation a range of data, including written texts, transcriptions of speech and media sources.

Course outline

AS Level Course Outline

Component 01Exploring language

  • Understanding language features in context
  • Comparing and contrasting texts

Component 02Exploring contexts

  • Writing about a topical language issue
  • Exploring language in context

A Level Course Outline

Component 01Exploring language

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

Component 02Dimensions of linguistic variation

  • Child language acquisition/li>
  • Language in the media
  • Language change

Component 03Independent language research

  • An independent investigation of language/li>
  • The academic poster

Assesment

AS Level

Component 01

  • Synoptic assessment
  • 60 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 50% of total AS level

Component 02

  • Synoptic assessment
  • 60 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 50% of total AS level

A Level

Component 01

  • Synoptic assessment
  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours 30 minutes written paper
  • 40% of total A level

Component 02

  • Synoptic assessment
  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours 30 minutes written paper
  • 40% of total AS level

Component 03

  • Synoptic assessment
  • 40 marks
  • Non examined assessment
  • 20% of total A level

Specification

Although we offer all exam boards as our courses are individually designed, our chosen specification is OCR English Language (H070 and H470).

Tutors

Benedict Tucker
BA (Cambridge)

Jessica Frith
BA (Exeter), MPhil (Cambridge), CELTA, PhD candidate

Joe Mattei
MA (National Film & Television School), MA (Institute of Education, UCL)

Melissa Jones
Hon. Mods. (Oxford)

Virginia Maguire
BA (UCL), CELTA, MLitt (Strathclyde), MA (UCL/ IOE)

Will Coles
BA (Leicester), MA (Leicester)

Why Choose Westminster Tutors?

  • Top independent sixth form college
  • In 2020 A levels 68% A*-A and 92% A*-B
  • In 2020 72% placed at Russell Group unis
  • Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ across the board
  • Superbly qualified teachers who care
  • Average A level retake improvement is 2.4 grades
Student studying for her A-Levels

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