English Language
A Level

Course Overview

The study of English Language is all about exploring and understanding what we write and how we speak.

You’ll analyse and investigate a wide variety of texts taken from everyday sources as well as delving into the diversities of spoken and written English.



This will develop your skills for a wide variety of careers. Your studies will help you to develop a deeper understanding of the English language through the analysis of a variety of unseen texts including: leaflets, letters, posters, novel extracts, scripts, children’s writing, adverts, web pages and many more.

5 GCSEs Grade A* to C (9 to 4) including Grade 6 in English Language and Grade 6 in English Literature.


Language and the Individual and Language and Diversity

A Level

The History of English and Child Language Development. 20% Coursework

This course can lead to a wide range of Higher Education courses or careers. Study could include: English, History, Geography or Teaching.

Careers include: Teaching, Law, Journalism, Copywriting and script writing, Archaeology and a variety of roles in Media and Creative Industries.

80% exam and 20% coursework – Investigation and Creative Writing

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