What you'll learn
This specification provides an overview of the LRN International AS & A Level English Language. It is suitable for various users, including candidates, centres, administrators, employers, parents/guardians, teachers, and other educational staff, as well as examiners. The specification outlines the key features and administrative procedures required for this international qualification.
The LRN International AS & A Level English Language qualification is designed to help students develop skills and abilities highly regarded by universities.
Mode of Delivery
This qualification is designed to be delivered within centres. Centres will need to demonstrate to LRN, through the centre recognition processes, that they have the resources, facilities, and competence to deliver. Additionally, centres must show they meet LRN’s criteria, including the means, capability, capacity, and resources (including suitably qualified centre staff) for their chosen delivery method.
The LRN International AS & A Level English Language has been designed to accommodate the wide variation in candidates’ backgrounds, education levels, and career goals. Progression opportunities may take a variety of paths. Depending on the level of qualification achieved, it may be appropriate for the candidate to progress to:
– A similar Level 3 qualification in English Language;
– A higher level of any qualification – e.g., Degree;
– Vocationally Related Qualifications.
Breakdown of Assessment Objectives
– Read a wide range of unseen texts and respond as directed (structure, style, and vocabulary to fit a specific audience, form, and purpose)
– Critically analyze given text, commenting on form, language, and structure using appropriate terminology
– Write a response to a given prompt, including a reflective commentary demonstrating an understanding of language-related concepts and issues
– Produce a continuous piece of writing, expressing ideas accurately, clearly, and coherently, as well as reflecting an appropriate range of language
– Explore and develop an understanding of how language adapts to reflect changes through topic research
– Research and evaluate child language acquisition in the early stages and become familiar with relevant theories, theorists, and conventions
– Respond to a given text and discuss salient issues raised based on knowledge derived from wider study regarding English in the world and explore connections across texts
– Respond to a given text and discuss salient issues raised based on knowledge derived from wider study regarding language and the self
– Examine and utilize a wide variety of language and language-related data, demonstrating the use of English to communicate in different ways
The assessment for this qualification consists of written exam papers, set and marked by the LRN.
Guided Learning Hours
The LRN International AS Level guided learning hours (GLH) are 180, and 360 guided learning hours are designated for the LRN International A Level. Please note the hours stated are indicative.
Centres are advised to enroll private candidates only with prior agreement and confirmation from LRN.
The LRN International A Level will be graded on a six-point scale: A*, A, B, C, D, and E, while the LRN International AS Level will be graded on a five-point scale: A, B, C, D, and E. Candidates who fail to reach the minimum standard for grade E will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.
Exam series are in:
– January (results released in March)
– June (results released in August)
– November (results released in January)
Candidates can re-take each paper as often as they wish, within the shelf-life of the specification.