|AS Level English Language
||Fully tutor supported
||We can enter you for the exam
|Exams: summer and winter
||Course start anytime
||Exams can be taken at sea
Is this course for you?
- it's specifically designed in a format that allows you to study at your own pace, in your own time
- it's seafarer-friendly, so can be studied anywhere - ashore or at sea
- are aiming to gain a new A Level qualification, or a higher grade at a resit exam
You will have need to have studied English at GCSE or an equivalent level for this course.
- you'll be assigned a personal tutor who is a qualified teacher and available by telephone and email
- we'll handle any administrative queries you may have and look after the exam registration for you
Recommended hours of study
You can work through the modules and assignments at your own speed, as quickly or as slowly as you wish. You should allow about 120-150 hours of study time and extra time for completing assignments. To help you organise your studies we'll provide you with a learning plan which most people find helpful
Content of the course
||Unit 1: Categorising Texts
|Topic 1: Language made to order
Topic 1: Text varieties
|Topic 2: Your linguistic fingerprint
Topic 2: Language and Gender
|Topic 3: The science of language study
Topic 3: Language and Power
|Topic 4: Analysing talk
Topic 4: Language and Technology
|Topic 5: Permission to speak
||Unit 2: Creative Writing
Topic 1: Writing to entertain
Topic 2: Writing to instruct, inform and persuade
Topic 3: Drafting your coursework
There are no essential texts for this course but you may wish to purchase:
AQA AS English Language B Student’s Book by Mark Saunders, Marcello Giovanelli, Felicity Titjen and Ron Norman
The Marine Society can happily provide this and other books at a competitive price.
We can enter you for the exam when the time comes.
The cost of entering the exam is not included in the basic plan. However, if you are intending to sit the exam (and most people are), you'll find it cheaper to purchase the premium plan because this includes the cost of the exam entry.
The AS assessment consists of:
- AS Unit 1: Categorising Texts
One written exam
- AS Unit 2: Creating Texts
You can obtain grades A*- E
Please check your specification as deails may be subject to change by the awarding body.
We exist to serve seafarers. Included are all who make their living from going to sea in whatever capacity with the Royal Navy or British Merchant Navy. Enrolment is also open to Sea Cadets and supporters.
If you're in doubt about your eligibility please contact us.