Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – AQA
If you have ever wondered how we are persuaded to make decisions or perform actions, and want to understand how language works, then A Level English Language will help provide answers. You will engage with language theory that helps to explain the link between language and power. You will discover how languages are born, how they develop and sometimes how they die. You will also explore the fascinating process of how we acquire the ability to talk, read and write. For your coursework you will produce original writing as well as investigate how others use language.
Students who study this A Level often progress to undergraduate courses in Linguistics, Law, Media, and Education. It is a valuable qualification for career pathways such as; teaching, marketing, journalism, human resources, law and events management.
Language and Representation
Varieties of Language
Child Language Acquisition
Language and Diversity: gender, age, social class and occupation
Field work in language
Language Conference visit
British Library visit
Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above
Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English Language
Student Financial Contribution: None
What Our Students Think
“English Language has allowed me to think more broadly about how I speak and why I say the words that I do in the way that I do, and how it differs from others. I’ve really enjoyed learning about how children acquire language and how different environments can change their development.” (Kitty—Student S6C)