English Language A level

 7701, 7702

AQA A-Level English Language (7701, 7702) provides students with a deep understanding of how the English language works in different contexts. Students learn about language use, diversity and change, and how language varies based on identity and culture. They also develop skills to analyze language in use and to produce original writing in different genres.



The course is typically divided into several areas of study:


1. **Language, the Individual and Society:** This component introduces students to language study, looking at language and identity, language varieties and representations, and language diversity and change.


2. **Language Diversity and Change:** Students study the key concepts of audience, purpose, genre and mode and explore language in its wider social and geographical contexts. They also study processes of language change.


3. **Language in Action:** This component requires students to conduct two different kinds of individual research: a language investigation and a piece of original writing and commentary.


Assessment is based on three components:


1. **Paper 1: Language, the Individual and Society (7701/1)**

   - Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

   - Weighting: 40% of A-Level

   - Format: A mix of short and extended responses, including one essay question.


2. **Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change (7701/2)**

   - Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

   - Weighting: 40% of A-Level

   - Format: A mix of short and extended responses, including one essay question.


3. **Non-exam assessment: Language in Action (7701/C)**

   - Weighting: 20% of A-Level

   - Format: A 2,000-word investigation into an aspect of language that the student is interested in, and a piece of original writing with a commentary.


Please note that the course structure, assessment methods, and content might have changed after my last update in 2021. You should check the most recent course details from the AQA's official website or your educational institution.