A Level English Language

Education and Training

Education and Training
Education and Training
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AA8
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3


By studying the language as a real-life tool of communication, you will become a better speaker, reader and writer as you learn the structures and conventions that govern all human interaction. If you like discussing and evaluating how language is being used in a wide range of contexts and also enjoy producing your own texts; then this course is for you.


You will firstly learn all the grammar concepts and terminology you need to evaluate how language is being used in any text. You will then explore how language is used in a range of different contexts including: spontaneous conversations, the media and multimedia, fictional and non-fictional texts.

You will also explore a range of different issues surrounding the language, such as the history and development of English, language and power, language and gender, different varieties of English and child language acquisition. You will use this knowledge to produce your own investigation for coursework and then apply all that you have learned over the two years in the final exams.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

Your next steps...

Developing critical reading and writing skills make this subject useful for all degree level subjects and careers. Students have progressed into careers as diverse as law, education, media, business, social work, advertising and personnel management.