Course Description

Throughout the two year A-level course, you will learn how to use and apply specialist linguistic terminology. You will explore how children acquire language up until the age of 8 and how language has changed over time. You will also have the opportunity to explore spoken, written and multi-modal language in different contexts and how language is linked with personal and social identity.

In the second year of the course, you will complete coursework in creative writing which is worth 20% of the final A Level and undertake a personal language investigation which will be examined in the final examination.

Course Aims

The aims and objectives of the Advanced GCE in English Language are to enable students to:

  •  develop and apply their understanding of the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis and study of language;
  • explore data and examples of language in use;
  • engage creatively and critically with a varied programme for the study of English;
  • develop their skills as producers and interpreters of language;
  • independently investigate language in use.

What could I do next?

As a subject, English Language is well regarded by Higher Education institutions and employers. Having a sophisticated understanding of the English language could lead to a career in any number of professions for example teaching, journalism, speech therapy and even positions in the social science arena, business or design.