English (4700)

Offering a skills based approach, this specification is ideal for those who want to explore a range of literary and language topics but don't want to take separate GCSEs in Language and Literature.

Suitable for all abilities, students are expected to:

  • investigate and analyse language
  • experiment and use language creatively.

This qualification counts towards the English Baccalaureate and the performance measures

For certification from June 2014

Students take all exams and assessments at the end of the course when they enter for the subject award. Assessments are available in June and November.

Changes to GCSEs have been announced - find out more.

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Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title English
Specification code 4700
Certification code 4702
QAN codes 60131597

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