Exam Board AQA
Qualification A Level




Grade 6 in English Language



(Outline of


Year 12

Language and the individual Language varieties

Language diversity and change


Year 13

Language, the individual and society

Language diversity and change

Language investigation

Original writing                        


Assessment Paper 1: Language, the individual and society – Textual variations and representations and children’s language development

40% of A-Level

Paper 2: Language diversity and change – Diversity and change and language discourses 40% of A-Level

Non-exam assessment: Language investigation and original writing

20% of A-Level


  Careers Guidance Students with English Language as a qualification often progress to higher education. It is suited to disciplines where communication skills, in both speech and writing, are paramount. Students who have followed a career path soon after A-Levels have gone into areas as diverse as the Speech and Language Therapy, PR and Media, Banking and Professional Sport.

Progression routes include teaching/working with young children; reading, writing, speaking, and listening are central to any child’s learning. Primary or secondary teaching is rewarding. Section B of Paper 1 (A-Level English Language) in particular helps to prepare those looking to work with young children. The non-exam assessed responses directly develop writing skills and serve as an excellent introduction to journalism. The ability to read carefully, assimilate information quickly and exercise judgement wisely also makes Law a natural course to take. The ability to assess and evaluate speech also aids students in their progression towards this discipline.

Recent graduate information has shown people with an A-Level in English Language have progressed into employment with roles such as a marketing executive, web designer and social media accounts manager.


Key Information


Transition Work

The transition work for English Language can be found below.

Students should attempt to complete one task weekly over the summer ahead of the start of the course.

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Next Steps

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