The course is not only fascinating in itself but as an academic subject satisfies standard university entry requirements. It can be combined successfully with other A levels in subjects as varied as Science, English Literature and P.E. for entry into a wide variety of university courses. English as an A level subject is highly valued in a number of other degrees, particularly Law, Journalism, Business Studies etc as it indicates that the applicant has excellent communication skills.
English Language is highly regarded by universities. The future, no doubt, has many surprises in store for us but the loss of status attached to English Language A-Level will not be one of them.