The English Language A Level is appealing to students because it examines texts in the real world such as adverts, speeches and newspaper articles.

The emphasis is on understanding how and why language is used in specific ways. Likewise, you will develop knowledge of key terminology which will help you analyse texts in a concise and focused style.

Where does the English Language A Level lead?

English subjects are challenging, but are an excellent preparation both for university and your future career. For instance careers include:

  • Journalism
  • Sales
  • Teaching
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Information management
  • Publishing
  • Careers in public services.

Course Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and a grade 5 in GCSE English Literature (if studied).

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What Our Students Say

English Language lessons are always enjoyable and I’ve found it interesting to study real-world texts, such as leaflets, reviews and monologues. There’s also opportunities to devise your own texts and engage in group activities and discussions, creating an interactive and relaxed atmosphere in the lessons. We learn a lot of key terminology, which relates to the analytical nature of the subject, but it’s approached in a manageable and understandable way. My essay writing and other transferable skills have also greatly improved, which has assisted me in my other subjects, and the tutors are always willing tooffer feedback in a helpful manner. After Carmel, I am hoping to extend my knowledge further and study English at university.

Daisy Bradbury