Accessibility links

English Language A Level at The Axe Valley Community College

Course description

Are you interested in why certain people speak like they do? Have you ever noticed how men and women speak differently? Do you know what makes a good communicator? English Language can answer all these questions and more. It is interesting, stimulating and allows you a chance to actively engage with everyday language and understand how it works. The course is heavily analytical and much of the work is discussion based – it is challenging but ultimately extremely interesting and highly rewarding.

Course content

AS: You will study two modules in your first year, ‘seeing through language’ and ‘representation and language’ which look at the place and uses of language in society. A2: you will complete a ‘language exploration’ which asks you to draw on your knowledge to analyse language use. In addition you will complete an independent investigation into an area of your choice.

Entry requirements

Students should have at least 5 A*- C pass rate to study a Level 3 course. A B grade in English Language is desirable.


AS- Coursework consisting of one language investigation and one language production task. One exam which consists of a language analysis task and a language development task A2- Coursework consisting of an independent investigation into an area of debate within language. One exam which consists of on pre prepared data analysis task and one analysis task.

Future opportunities

English Language is a well-established and respected academic subject which is recognised by all universities. It works well as an ‘A’ level alongside humanities and social sciences such as history, geography, psychology or sociology or in conjunction with English literature. English language is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to study at university. Students may use skills from this course in careers in the media, teaching, social work or public relations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Axe Valley Community College directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years