Language, the Individual and Society – Exam Paper – 40% of marks
Language Diversity and Change – Exam Paper – 40% of marks
Investigation and Original Writing – Coursework – 20% of marks
Language, the Individual and Society
Section A – Textual variations and representations
Two texts (one contemporary and one older text) linked by topic or theme. These can be almost any genre or style.
• A question requiring analysis of one text (25 marks)
• A question requiring analysis of a second text (25 marks)
• A question requiring comparison of the two texts (20 marks)
Section B – Children’s language development
A discursive essay on children’s language development, with a choice of two questions where the data provided will focus on spoken, written or multimodal language (30 marks).
Language Diversity and Change
Section A: One question from a choice of two, either:
• An evaluative essay on language diversity.
• An evaluative essay on language change.
Section B – Language discourses
Two texts about a topic linked to the study of diversity and change.
• A question requiring analysis of how the texts use language to present ideas, attitudes and opinions.
• A directed writing task linked to the same topic and the ideas in the texts.
• A language investigation (2,000 words excluding data).
• A piece of original writing and commentary (1,500 words total)