A Level English Language


Study online A Level English Language (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same A Level studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you will complete this course to progress in your career or academic journey into higher education.


Study this A Level English Language course entirely online to achieve this credible qualification or to gain access into University. A Level English Language is essential to enter most professions including Journalism, Copy Writing, Lawyer, Teaching and Business to name a few. Strengthen your communication skills and cement your knowledge in English including written, verbal, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Learn how to argue, entertain, advise and persuade in English at an advanced level. A Level English Language will show employers and educators that you have advanced skills and qualifications to build upon.

Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money.

A Level English Language is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK. You can use this qualification towards University entry.

  • Accredited qualification awarded by Edexcel
  • Progress in your academic journey to University with up to 56 UCAS points
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Introduction
  • Unit 2 – Language Variation
  • Unit 3 – Child Language
  • Unit 4 – Language Change
  • Unit 5 – Crafting Language (Non-Examined Assessment)
  • Unit 6 – Preparing for the Exams

Syllabus (9EN0Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

Edexcel is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.
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UCAS upskill online uk

Our partners are a UCAS registered centre, meaning you can use this course to gain direct entry to all universities as you will also achieve up to 56 UCAS points.

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit three paper based written exams. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall A Level qualification, and two pieces of non-examined coursework (NEA) as set out below:

  • Paper 1 – Language Variation:  2 hours 15 mins – 60 marks, 35% of the A-level
    • Section A – Individual Variation: One question on two unseen 21st-century linked data/texts.
    • Section B – Variation over Time: One question on two unseen texts/data, from two different eras.
  • Paper 2 – Child Language: 1 hour 15 mins – 45 marks, 20% of the A-level.
    • Learners will answer one question based on a set of unseen info – either written or spoken. Learners will produce an extended response.
  • Paper 3 – Investigating Language: 1 hour 45 mins – 45 marks, 25% of the A-level.
    • Section A: One question on unseen info. Students must answer the question on the subtopic they have researched themselves (AO1, AO2, AO3 assessed).
    • Section B: One evaluation question. Students must answer the question on the subtopic they have researched themselves and make connections with data from their investigation.
  • NEA – Non Examined Assessment
    • The NEA is made up of two assignments totalling 50 marks and makes up 20% of your overall A Level English Language qualification.
    • Assignment 1 – (1500-2000 words, 30 marks): two pieces of original writing from the same genre, with focus on function and/or audience (AO5 assessed).
    • Assignment 2 – (1000 words, 20 marks): one explanation, reflecting on the two pieces of original writing you produced and making connections or links with research undertaken.

We can offer you a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this A Level English course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to organise and book your own exams.

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learned. They do not count towards your overall English Language qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit.


Upskill Online UK have a national network of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners only. We can also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for A Level English Language are £530 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an Edexcel A Level in English Language and gain up to 56 UCAS points. Specification (9EN0).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. We do advise that you have achieved a GCSE English Language or an equivalent qualification before enrolling on this course. This A Level English Language course is at difficulty level 3 – equivalent to a BTEC or a 60 credit qualification. This course is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

300 hours

What Next?

After you’ve completed this A Level English Language course, you could progress onto a level 4 course, apply to University or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or sectors including:

  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing
  • Marketing
  • Teaching / Assistant


The A Level English Language course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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