English Language

A Level


Qualification Type

A Level

Additional Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in both English Language and English Literature


Year 1
Paper 1: 50%, Paper 2: 50%

Year 2
Paper 1: 40%, , Paper 2: 40%
Coursework: 20%

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Visits and experiences at CLF academies (primary and secondary) Linguistics department at UWE
Do women gossip more than men? Has technology impacted on our language? How do children learn to talk?  Be an expert in using and analysing language.

In both years you will study and analyse spoken, written and multi modal texts and data using a variety of methods as well as creating your own texts.

Course Overview

Year 1

Paper 1: Language and the Individual
Paper 2: Language Varieties

Year 2

Paper 1: Language, the Individual and Society
Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change
Coursework: Language in Action


English Language complements all subjects but has obvious thematic links with psychology, sociology, history and biology.  It is explicitly linked to degrees in linguistics, creative writing, media, education and journalism.


Any profession requiring a detailed and critical understanding of communication such as journalism, the media, law, banking and commerce as well as teaching in both the primary and secondary sectors.