Key changes include:
- Decoupling of AS and A2 -students will need to decide during the first year of their course whether they are taking an AS or a full A Level
- AS and A Level must be co-teachable
- Linear assessment
- Reduction of coursework component to 20% of overall mark
- Requirement to include unseen text in the Literature specification
- Requirement to study more texts for both Literature and Language/Literature
What resources are available?
A. Oxford AQA AS and A Level English combines new material with a trusted, established approach, written by an experienced author team led by Angela Goddard and Adrian Beard.
These are all available now and can be ordered on inspection here.
B. Working in partnership with OCR, we have published a brand new English Language Student Book which offers targeted support and insightful guidance to students as they approach the new specification from September 2015.
How does Oxford AQA AS and A Level English support co-teachability?
Oxford AQA AS and A Level English provides one book covering AS and A Level content together, making these resources ideal for teaching both classes together.
Co-teachability (English Language)
How does the OCR A Level English Language Student Book support co-teachability?
The OCR A Level English Language Student Book has clearly flagged AS requirements, which means that AS and A Level can be easily taught together.
When will students sit the new A Level exams?
First teaching for the new qualifications started in September 2015 with the first AS exams summer 2016 and first A Level exams summer 2017.
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