NEA - or Non-Exam Assessment - forms 20% of the A Level. Here are some tips for getting the best out of this component:
Choose a topic that genuinely interests you, or that is based on something that you already have an interest in - this will make the process a lot easier.
Do not be tempted by a topic that you think will be impressive but that is actually deadly dull to you (yes, I realise this is very similar to the point above - this point is really very important and cannot be overstated).
Get started as soon as you can and make the most of your teachers’ expertise and advice.
Don’t overlook context in your analysis - this is where students most often drop marks - as a minimum you should be linking features to audience/genre/purpose and commenting on meaning/intention, not just counting and labelling features.
Again, choose something that interests you, not something you think will get good marks - it won’t if you do it in a rush because you put it off for ages.
Be as up-to-date as you can on material here. General “reading around” about language will benefit you hugely in A Level assessments.
See this excellent blog for language news of the week, maintained by a teacher of A Level English Language.