About The Course

Do you have a passion for discovering how language works? Do you thrive on interrogating the science of words and enjoy thinking analytically about the ways language is used in a variety of contexts?

With our A Level English Language course, you will develop a linguistic terminology and explore language usage in different situations and social contexts through gender, power, technology, accent, dialect and age to name a few! You will have the opportunity to write creatively in a variety of contexts.

You will study the difference between speech and writing and study child language acquisition, as well as having the exciting opportunity to pursue your own linguistic passion, by choosing your own language areas to study for coursework.

What We Add

You will benefit from being taught by expert, committed and experienced teachers who have a passion for language in all its forms. You will learn how to manage your time effectively and work independently in preparation for further study at university. Additionally, you’ll meet visiting academics and linguists from prestigious universities, have the opportunity to take part in reporting and representing the First Light Festival where you would work alongside industry professionals in marketing, journalism and PR and prepare yourself for work or higher education English courses.

How Can I Standout With English Language?

English Language is the perfect A Level to take if you want to pursue a degree in English Language or Linguistics, either as a single subject or combined with English Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics or Journalism. Careers in fields as diverse as public relations, teaching, social work, speech therapy, marketing, the civil service, publishing and film and television all welcome an academic qualification in English Language.

Entry Requirements

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • Grade 5s in GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language
  • All course texts are available from the English Department or LRC on long term loan – you may wish to buy your own copies