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GCSE English Language

Qualification: GCSE English Language    

Level: 1 and 2

Exam Board: AQA

New for September 2015    

What you learn about

You will:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of fiction and non–fiction texts
  • Develop close reading and analytical skills in evaluating specific texts
  • Write descriptive and narrative pieces
  • Write to present a viewpoint
  • Develop communication skills through discussion and presentation


This is two year course is assessed through external examination at the end of Year 11.

Paper 1: 1 hour 45 minutes
80 marks
50% of GCSE
Paper 2: 1 hour 45 minutes
80 marks
50 % of GCSE

Spoken Language   

Set and marked by your English teacher. 0% weighting of GCSE, separate endorsement.

Other Information

English Language is a compulsory course and important requirement for many careers and Higher Education courses.