Edexcel A level English Language (2008)

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Students of our Edexcel A level in English Language will develop an understanding of the concepts and methods appropriate to the analysis and use of language. They will undertake independent investigative work related to language use and develop skills as producers and interpreters of language.

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Edexcel A level English Language specification
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Qualification type:
AS and A level
English Language
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Our Edexcel A level English Language specification is designed to give you the opportunity to reinvigorate the teaching and study of English Language, while valuing best practice. This specification considers a wide range of spoken, written and multimodal texts. 

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Studying this specification

The Edexcel A level in English Language considers a wide range of spoken, written and multimodal texts from the viewpoint of observers, readers and writers. You’ll be inspired by learning about spoken and written language from real and imagined worlds, and you’ll engage with the craft of writing to create your own texts. 

At AS, the focus on language today will provide a familiar and engaging area for study. At A level, you’ll study areas of development, diversity and change and choose for yourself the subject of your investigation.

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