English Language B (2705)

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

This four-unit specification helps students use, understand and analyse spoken and written language for particular audiences and contexts.

Students develop their ability to express themselves in speech and writing, producing texts for different audiences, purposes and in different genres.

Less theory-driven than A-level English Language A , the course is ideal for those wanting to study English Language, Linguistics or English Studies in higher education.

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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 one 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 B
Specification code 2705
Certification code 1706 AS
2706 A2
QAN codes 5002498X

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