English Language (A Level)

This course will help you to become a more effective communicator and to explore how language has changed and is used in the modern world.

You will develop your own writing skills in a range of real-life contexts, as well as your ability to analyse other people’s speech and writing. You will learn about English grammar and the way people use language differently in different social situations. This course will develop your communication and writing skills through a range of practical applications.



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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study:
  • Language, the Individual and Society
  • Language Diversity and Change
  • Language in action
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

Studying English Language could lead to one of the following careers:

  • Journalists – Learn how experts structure a good article
  • Marketing & Advertising – See how the right words can alter the way people think
  • Philosophers – Appreciate the difference between what we say and what we mean
  • Speech Therapists – Understand how and why children acquire language
  • Script Writers – Hone your craft by analysing discourse structure
  • Teachers – Develop your own abilities in spelling, punctuation and grammar
Assessment:                            Awarding Body:

Examination – 80%                                      AQA
Non-examination assessment – 20%

Results 2018: 97.4%



Key Features:
  • Develop your skills of writing for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Gain an understanding of how children learn to speak
  • Apply your analytical skills to a wide variety of texts form real-life speech and writing
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How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

Over your two years studying A Level English Language, you’ll develop the ability to constructively criticise yourself as a writer whilst also improving your creativity, independence of thought and communication skills.

Employers who want to pay you for your ability with language will appreciate the fact that you’ve learned how drafting a piece of work is never just correcting the spelling mistakes.

The skills that you’ll learn on this course are widely applicable to many careers and university courses.

What our students say...

“Every bit of subject knowledge that I needed in my first year at University was something that I had already picked up in an English Language lesson at Stoke Sixth Form. The teachers have such an amazing depth of knowledge. It’s good to be taught by people who know what they’re talking about.”

“English Language gives you an understanding of your own skills of communication. It gave me a newfound appreciation of the way human interaction works.”