Have you ever wondered how children learn to move from gurgling to great conversations? Or why language can be manipulated to communicate thoughts and ideas in a certain way to other people? If you want to develop a deeper understanding of how language has change and evolved, and how we can use it to influence the views of others, then English Language is the subject for you! Topics you cover will include:


- Language in context

- Language and identity

- How children learn a language

- Using language to achieve an objective

- A language investigation

- Historical variation


Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature.

This is a stimulating, lively and creative subject! Our committed and knowledgeable teachers will support you to engage with new ideas and material which you will analyse and explore. This involves lots of discussion, debate and working with others which will challenge you to be creative with your own use of language. You will develop research skills through wider reading for your Creative Writing module.


English Language supports an incredible range of careers and degrees from pure English Language courses at university to degrees where a high level of communication skills are required such as the Natural Language Processing modules in IT based degrees or courses. This is also a natural option for students interested in careers where language and communication skills are crucial such as Advertising, Journalism, Teaching, Law and Forensic Linguistics. There are few potential career paths where excellent communication skills are not an advantage!

Good to Know

English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers, and the language of technology!