English Language

Exam Board: AQA

Topics include Language analysis, Language variation, Language change, Child language (acquisition and development), Original writing with commentary and Language Investigation.


80% exam, 20% coursework


General Sixth Form admission requirements and at least a grade 5 in GCSE English Language, though a Grade 6 is preferred.

Where can it lead?

English Language is a fairly new, highly academic A-Level. It can lead to employment in a number of different careers such as journalism, the media, the law and teaching.  It is an excellent subject to study alongside A-Level English Literature, if you wish, but also fits well with other subject areas including psychology, biology, MFL among others.