English Language A (2700)

This is our current A-level specification.
For our new specifications see:

AS and A-level English Language (7701, 7702)

At AS, this course focuses on personal and immediate language contexts. At A2, language is placed in its wider social, historical and global contexts and independent study is required.

This four-unit specification introduces advanced language study. It develops students' ability to write for a variety of audiences and purposes. They discover linguistic frameworks and how these can be used to analyse and interpret language.

Two units are assessed by coursework and two by exam.

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Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title English Language A
Specification code 2700
Certification code 1701 AS
2701 A2
QAN codes 50025077

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