English Language NEA

It’s time to complete the final drafts of both parts of your NEA.

The non-negotiable deadline electronic deadline for these is Friday 17th March. (This is later than planned owing to the teacher strike.) The physical hand-in has moved to Monday 20th March.

Failure to meet these deadlines will result in our being unable to enter you for the A Level.

We cannot stress how important this deadline is, or how important it is that you submit work that is of the highest possible standard.

You will have had the opportunity in lessons to discuss the feedback your teachers have given you. You will also be able to email them to clarify any questions you have. Do this sooner rather than later.

Your drafts and feedback

When you open your drafts, you’ll find them peppered with numbers. These refer to ‘points’ on the feedback sheets your teachers have written, and which can be found in the same folder. If we’ve asked you to refer to point 17 on the investigation feedback sheet, for example, you’ll be looking at the point about apostrophe misuse. (You may want to have a look at all of the points; it’s not going to do you any harm, is it?)

Go through these carefully. They’re there for your benefit. If you’re unsure about any of them or need some extra help, see or email your teachers. We do not mind helping.

Where we’ve highlighted text, that means that there is an issue with what you’ve written. It may be immediately obvious to you: a spelling mistake, or a missing punctuation mark. If it’s not obvious, ask us.

A word of warning: we have not flagged up every issue with your draft. If you’ve made a spelling error once, we won’t point it out a second time. You need to take ownership of your final draft and spend as much time on it – if not more – than your first draft. Every mark counts – don’t throw them away by rushing.

Hand-in details

The final hand-in process involves submitting your work electronically and on paper, in person.

To submit your work electronically, you need to click here and upload two documents:

  • Your language investigation as one Word document – including unannotated data. This must be titled Your Name – Language Investigation (e.g. Nadine Coyle – Language Investigation).
  • Your original writing piece and commentary as one Word document – including a link to your style model (if it’s available online) at the start. Your references section should follow your commentary. This document must be titled Your Name – Original Writing (e.g. Nicola Roberts – Original Writing).

You may only submit your paper copies after submitting online.

To submit your paper copies, you need to come to O2 on Monday 20th March between 1.45pm and 2.00pm.

You must hand in the following documents in order, and treasury-tagged together into one pack.

  • 1. AQA Candidate Record Form (completed in class before the deadline)
  • 2. Coursework Cover Sheet (completed in class before the deadline)
  • 3. Investigation Moderation Record Form
  • 4. Original Writing Moderation Record Form
  • 5. Language investigation final draft – treasury tagged together, no plastic wallets, and no staples. This should be in the following order:
    • Title page
    • Contents page
    • Introduction
    • Methodology
    • Analysis (in sections)
    • Conclusion
    • Bibliography
    • Appendices
    • Clean data
    • Annotated data
  • 6. Original writing final draft – treasury tagged together, no plastic wallets, and no staples. This should be in the following order:
    • Original writing
    • Commentary
    • Unannotated style model
    • Annotated style model
    • bibliography

At 2.00pm on Friday 17th March, electronic submissions will close.

If you are ill on the day of the deadline, you must contact me to let me know, and arrange to submit the work on paper as soon as you are back in. The work must still be submitted electronically by the deadline.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the NEA, email your teacher or me.

Remember that you can find plenty of useful material on both aspects of the NEA in our Dropbox folder.

Mr Parry-Shovlin (s.shovlin@lutterworthcollege.com)