In order to be considered for an A Level programme of study, you will need to obtain a minimum of five GCSEs at a grade 4/C or above. Specific entry requirements for this course are detailed below.
You should have at least a Grade 4 or GCSE Grade C in English Language and English Literature, with one
of those grades being a 5 or higher.
You should be interested in how language works, and in the many varieties of English there are.
You should want to develop your range of writing skills, likes discussions and research, and enjoys analytical tasks involving close attention to detail. You should also have an interest in people and how we interact.
Whilst care has been taken to ensure that information is correct at time of going to press, national changes to all subjects mean that the exact content is not guaranteed.
Please note that these entry grade requirements may differ to those published in the 2019 prospectus. Grade requirements as detailed here and on the website should always be used as the most accurate and up-to-date
An A Level in English Language can lead to a Higher Education course in this or many other related
subjects, or to any career which demands good, precise communication skills and an analytical understanding of English and language in general.
Examples of such careers might include speech therapy, management, teaching, law, journalism, media
work or accountancy.
All employers will appreciate the ability to understand complex texts, to organise material and structure documents and thoughts, and will value employees who can express themselves fluently and with confidence, as well as write effectively.
A Level English Language will combine extremely well with almost all other subjects, though it cannot be
combined with other English courses.
NB: A few universities specify English Literature or English Language and Literature at A Level as an entry requirement for an English degree. Please check this when you make your A-Level English choice.
We have good links with university linguistics departments and offer opportunities for visits to the universities. We also host university lecturers at New College.
This course does not contain a specific work experience component but many of the skills you will learn are essential to employability. If needed, our Employability Team can help you find local work placements that will support the course.
You will need to provide your own stationary. The College’s Learning Resource Centre is well stocked with a variety of daily and Sunday newspapers and journals, support materials, past papers and exemplar to support your studies.
If you have a question about this or any other full-time course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 611470