English Language (4705)
This is our current GCSE specification.
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This unit based, flexible specification is assessed through exams and controlled assessments. It covers the functional elements of English as well as creative writing and speaking and listening. Students must provide fresh, individual responses to each element.
This qualification counts towards the English Baccalaureate and the performance measures when studied with an accredited Level 1/Level 2 English Literature qualification. This includes the AQA GCSE English Literature and the AQA Level 1/2 Certificate in English Literature.
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.
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Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.
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Updates to English Language (4705)
- Speaking and listening
- Revised specification to reflect Speaking and Listening changes
- Regional Support Network Meetings
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