A Level in English Language

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During the A level in English Language you will discover how language is all around us – in adverts, newspapers, subtitles, and webpages. This course explores the English Language from different perspectives.

You will study topics such as Language Development in Children, Accent and Dialect, The Changes in Language Across Time, Spoken Language and Political Correctness.

What will I do?

Over your two years studying English Language, you will cover linguistic frameworks (grammar, lexis, phonology, graphology) and how to use them in text analysis. You will also study how we use language to create different identities and how language varies according to region, gender, social group and occupation.

As the course progresses, you will go on to study how children learn language and the theories that explain language development. You will also study the history of the English language, looking at how it has developed from Anglo-Saxon (early English) to modern English.

Your study of language variation will expand to cover international varieties of English and how ethnicity affects language use.

In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.

The entry qualifications for the A level in English Language are 5 GCSEs at grades 5 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) including English Language or Literature at a grade 6 or above (Old GCSE grade B or above) or equivalent.

The A level in English Language will take you two years to complete. You will attend college for a minimum of four days a week.

This A level in English Language is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.

For those aged 19+, this course will cost: £1987.

If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the first day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

This course is 100% theory based. You will be assessed by exams and coursework.

The qualification is useful for those wishing to apply for university. It is suitable for those aiming for careers in journalism, the media, law or teaching. The skills that you will learn, including those of powerful and effective communication, are highly valued by employers.

There are no specific costs but students may be asked to contribute towards educational visits and other activities.

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