Good English skills are essential in everyday life. Whether we are socialising or working we all use English every day. Students of A-Level English are expected to read poetry, novels and plays before using their analytical and argumentative skills to write coursework essays and exam papers about the literature. English is the core of most professions and as such a good pass at A-Level or GCSE can be the gateway to many high powered jobs. The subject can be taken in conjunction with virtually any other A-Level but many students combine it with Politics, Psychology and additional languages.