English Language

A Level




Course Overview

English Language is a highly regarded and well established subject. Language represents a vital part of our everyday lives, influencing the behaviour of social groups and the structure of our whole society. 



Coursework (20%) Exam (80%)    

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements including GCSE grade 4 in Maths plus grade 5 in GCSE English Language and Literature.

Exam board: AQA

£25 per year for textbooks.

Programme leader:

Robert Pyburn

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley


There are a wide variety of options for students wishing to pursue a career that requires English skills. Some may be interested in roles in journalism, publishing or politics, however these may require additional study. Other areas to consider are media, marketing and PR, business and teaching. Students may consider direct entry into employment or further training. 

Higher education

A key course for students planning to continue on to university to study subjects such as English language and linguistics, journalism, advertising, creative writing, law, sociology, psychology and teaching. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.

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