A Level

 Studying the English language is not only fascinating but also enables students to develop a wide range of writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

Accent, dialect, how language is changing and how we first learn language are only part of the subject. Students also have the opportunity to write creatively and to investigate topics of personal interest such as gender, technology and power.

The very good results achieved by our students enable them to progress onto a wide range of university courses and careers. Developing understanding of and the ability to use the English language creates versatile individuals and broadens career horizons.

Career Path

  • Primary and secondary education
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Politics
  • Law

More than just a course

There are many opportunities for trips such as to English language conferences that provide students with the chance to listen to well–known experts such as David Crystal. There are also visits to the theatre, films, museums and other places of local interest. The English team at the Cheadle College are passionate about the subject as well as being very well-qualified. The classroom environment is engaging and stimulating.

Unique Features

  • One of the few courses to foster independent study through coursework (non-exam assessment)
  • Range of cultural trips and enrichment opportunities
  • English department’s commitment to subject and their students
  • Develops essential communication skills
  • English language goes very well with most other subjects – it complements all arts, humanities and sciences
  • Highly desirable qualification for employers

Entry Requirements

The traditional A Level pathway for those who may be thinking of University, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, covering a wide range of subject areas. These must include English Language and Maths.  Two of the subjects should be a grade 6.

“The lessons are entertaining and I feel I have learnt a lot this year.  I enjoy attending as I know I am going to learn something new every time.  The teachers are very helpful.”

“The lessons are interesting and engaging!”

“The subject allowed me to understand how language plays an important role in our everyday lives. It was intriguing to learn how the meanings of words have changed over time.”