How different is the language we use to write advertising copy versus an academic essay? Why do people interpret exactly the same text in so many different ways? This course will provide you with a valuable set of skills to look at some of the potential answers to these questions, and many more!
From political speeches and song lyrics, to cartoon strips and food labelling, studying A level English Language online will introduce you to a rich set of resources and styles of writing. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the terminology and grammar that underpins the English language, building your understanding of how and why language works in the way it does.
Our A level English Language online course explores a range of fascinating topics, including Spoken English, Language and Gender and Language Change and Diversity. Through this course you’ll look in detail at both spoken and written language, as you build a thorough understanding of semantics, grammar, text organisation, the hidden meanings of language and lexis.
You’ll also apply your knowledge in context through a detailed study of English language, which examines how other influences – such as power and technology – reshape the way we use language.
Our English Language A level course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Methods of language analysis
Section 2: Spoken English
Section 3: Language and power
Section 4: Identity and non-standard English
Section 5: Language and gender
Section 6: Original writing (NEA)
Section 7: Early child language acquisition
Section 8: Reading and writing
Section 9: Language change and diversity
Section 10: The language investigation (NEA)
Study A level English Language with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Julia who is just one of our first-class English tutors:
“I am lead tutor for NEC’s English courses and have written many course modules for NEC. I have a degree and MA in English Literature from the University of Leeds and am a senior examiner and moderator, Head of English at a Leeds sixth form college and a schools’ adviser for English. Oxford University Press has published a variety of texts I have written for students, including Love through the Ages (2009 with Helen Ince) and More Love Through the Ages (2012, with Anna Merrick). I enjoy running, cycling and a variety of sporting activities.”
*The specification suggests that 300 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 300 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 5 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
Your course fee does not cover:
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £695
Amount of credit: £625.50
Monthly payment: £104.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £695
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.