Hartpury College

English Language

Course Overview

If you are fascinated by how the use of English Language, in both its written and spoken forms, influences our everyday lives, how it has changed over the centuries and how it continues to evolve, then read on. If you enjoy English, particularly exploring ‘real’ texts, rather than poetry, drama and novels, then this is the course for you. Useful qualities include an interest in the way language works and using close textual analysis to explore written and spoken texts. A flair for creative writing is also an advantage.

English Language relates well to all other A-level subjects, particularly English Literature, History, Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies. As the coursework involves collecting, presenting and analysing data, the subject would also go well with science subjects like Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. The skills you acquire through this subject will enable you to consider a range of university courses and careers in areas such as teaching, journalism, publishing, public relations, marketing and advertising.

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here

Entry Requirements


Five GCSEs at grade A*-C, which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science.
To study A-level English Language you will need: Grade B or above in both GCSE English Language and English Literature

In Brief


2 Years

Tuition fees

Students under 19 years of age on 31 August 2016: Tuition is free for the duration of your course (full-time courses only).
Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all Further Education students and covers the cost of outside visits, the engagement of special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.

When should I apply

We welcome applications for September 2016 entry from October 2015 onwards. You do not have to wait for your GCSE results. 

How to apply

Download the application form. Please note: you can complete this form on your computer and then print it to send back to us - you are unable to save.

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