English Language is appealing to students as it examines familiar texts from the real world including adverts, reviews, articles and speeches.

You will have the opportunity to explore new genres such as Spoken Language, Language Change Over Time, and even language of Social Media.

Lessons will focus on understanding how, and why language is used in specific ways.  To do this effectively you will develop knowledge of key terminology which will enable you write in a concise and analytical style.

Where does A Level English Language 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).

English Course Leaflet

Exam Board Course Specification

English Alumni

Paige Elliott – English Language, Lancaster University

English News

English trip to Belfast

David Crystal English Conference

What Our Students Say

English language at Carmel is a subject that has given me an abundance of opportunities that have only furthered my love for the subject and implored me to pursue it at degree level.

The dedication of the staff and the guidance given to students, both as a class and individually (especially during coursework deadlines), really enables you to achieve your best and exceed your minimum expected grade.

As well as this, lessons are relaxed, yet planned to always be interesting. We cover a range of topics across the different components and, therefore, I personally always leave lessons feeling as if I’ve gained something which is why English Language is so inspiring and intriguing.

Holly Rimmer-Haines