English Language

What will I study?

English Language students learn how our language works, as well as the power behind those words. Students will consider the impact of gender, age, technology and geography upon our language. You’ll never listen to rap lyrics or a Donald Trump speech in quite the same way again! Our students also write creatively, producing their own original writing for coursework. So if writing blogs, stories or articles is something you are interested in, English Language is for you.

What do students do afterwards?

Our students leave with an outstanding understanding of how and why humans communicate in the way we do, giving them routes into a range of careers including the media and journalism, as well as psychology, sociology and nursing. English Language is about communicating with others and some of our alumni now work within the arts such as the fashion brand Lulelemon, teaching dance in Dubai and working as journalists for Sky and Channel 4. The ability to use and understand language can take you anywhere!

How will I be assessed?

80% exam; 20% coursework.

What can I do to prepare?

Talk to other students who are already doing the course and ask them what they have done or wish they had done. Read widely; anything that takes your fancy and inspires you to think and discuss.

“I really enjoy English Language because the teachers are all very helpful and the skills you learn are useful.” – Lucy Hall