English Language (4705)

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GCSE English Language (8700)

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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Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title English Language
Specification code 4705
Certification code 4707
QAN codes 60131603

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