A Level (Level 3)

English Language

By investigating the social factors which have shaped English now and in the past you will deepen your appreciation of our language. You will study a variety of texts and learn how social class, gender, ethnicity, and regional differences have influenced language. You will also develop your own writing skills, and investigate an element of language variation, such as how children acquire their language.


  • Child language acquisition
  • Language variations
  • Language diversity and change
  • Textual analysis
  • Original writing.

Career Options

Journalist, teacher, researcher, copywriter, editor, lawyer, politician, publishing assistant, production assistant, communications and PR professional.

University Options

English, Linguistics, Journalism, History, Politics, Communication Studies, Management Film Studies, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Creative Writing.