At AS Level students study two units:
Unit 1: Categorising Texts - assessed by 2 hour exam.
Text Varieties and Language and Social Contexts
- including Language and Gender, Language and Power, Language and Technology.
Unit 2: Creating Texts - assessed by two pieces of coursework.
Two pieces of original writing, differentiated by audience, purpose and genre (1500-2500 words in total).
Two commentaries which explore the writing process and assess the success of the piece. (1000 words in total).
At A2 Level students study two units:
Unit 3: Developing Language - assessed by 2 and a half hour exam.
- Language Aquisition, Language Change.
Unit 4: Investigating Language - assessed by two pieces of coursework.
A Language Investigation (1750-2500 words. )
A Media Text (750-1000 words).