GCSE English Language

Qualification

General Certificate of Secondary Education in English Language

Exam board

AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700

Description

Students follow the AQA GCSE English Language GCSE course; students examine a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts which span the 19th, 20th and 21st Century, as well as learning the skills required to write for different audiences and from different perspectives.

GCSE English Language follows a holistic model, with all examinations taking place at the end of Year 11. The skills required for both GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language prepare students to read and comprehend texts, scrutinise and critique writers’ methods and craft, communicate effectively and with authority, and widen their knowledge of literary texts.

In addition, students undertake a Speaking and Listening endorsement. Whilst not part of the GCSE grade, students receive a separate award for an individual planning and preparation task.

Units

1. Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

2. Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

3. Non-exam assessment: Speaking and Listening Endorsement

Assessed By

Paper 1 | Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing | 50% of GCSE | 80 marks

Paper 2 | Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives | 50% of GCSE | 80 marks

Leads to

This qualification is a core element of the entry requirements for progression to further education or employment in all areas.

Revision

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary-books/gcse/9-1-gcse-english-aqa-complete-revision-practice/enas42-new-gcse-english-language-aqa-complete-re

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