English

Here you will find the Unit Award Scheme (UAS) units that we have mapped to our GCSE English Language, Functional Skills in English and Entry Level Certificate (ELC) specifications.

Students will receive a certificate each time they complete a unit. By recognising their achievements in this way, the scheme allows students to engage with learning and take clear steps towards success in English.

GCSE English Language

The UAS units listed below are mapped to the GCSE English Language specification.

Assessment Objective 1

UAS unit title UAS unit code

Understanding significant points: facts and opinions

116585

Locating and using information from a 19th century text

116731

Locating and using information in 20th or 21st century texts

116732

Summarising information from non-fiction texts

116733

Understanding significant points in a 20th or 21st century text

116734

Locating and using ideas and information from a literary text

116741

Assessment Objective 2

UAS unit title UAS unit code

Exploring writers' use of language techniques

116735

Commenting on a writer's use of language in a literary text

116742

Commenting on how a writer uses structure

116743

Assessment Objective 3

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

Comparing non-fiction texts from different periods

116736

Assessment Objective 4

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

Evaluating a literary text

116744

Assessment Objective 5 and 6

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

Writing: producing a piece of creative writing

116658

Planning and producing an article

116737

Planning and producing a formal letter

116738

Planning and producing a leaflet

116739

Planning and producing a report

116740

Functional Skills

The UAS units listed below are mapped to the Functional Skills in English specification.

Level 1

UAS unit title

Specification content covered in UAS unit

UAS unit code

Reading (Unit 1)

  • 3.1.1
  • 3.1.2
  • 3.1.3
  • 3.1.7
  • 3.1.9

114184

Reading (Unit 2)

  • 3.1.4
  • 3.1.5
  • 3.1.6
  • 3.1.8
  • 3.1.10

114185

Writing: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

  • 3.2.1
  • 3.2.2
  • 3.2.3

114188

Writing: Composition

  • 3.2.7
  • 3.2.8
  • 3.2.9
  • 3.2.10

114189

Speaking, Listening and Communicating (Unit 1)

  • 3.3.1
  • 3.3.2
  • 3.3.3
  • 3.3.4

114186

Speaking, Listening and Communicating (Unit 2)

  • 3.3.5
  • 3.3.6
  • 3.3.7
  • 3.3.8

114187

Level 2

UAS unit title

Specification content covered in UAS unit

UAS unit code

Reading (Unit 1)

  • 3.1.11
  • 3.1.12
  • 3.1.13
  • 3.1.14
  • 3.1.15

114190

Reading (Unit 2)

  • 3.1.16
  • 3.1.17
  • 3.1.18
  • 3.1.19

114191

Writing: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

  • 3.2.4
  • 3.2.5
  • 3.2.6

114194

Writing: Composition

  • 3.2.11
  • 3.2.12
  • 3.2.13
  • 3.2.14
  • 3.2.15
  • 3.2.16

114195

Speaking, Listening and Communicating (Unit 1)

  • 3.3.9
  • 3.3.10
  • 3.3.11
  • 3.3.12
  • 3.3.13

114192

Speaking, Listening and Communicating (Unit 2)

  • 3.3.14
  • 3.3.15
  • 3.3.16
  • 3.3.17
  • 3.3.18

114193

Entry Level Certificate (ELC)

The UAS units listed below are mapped to the ELC Step up to English specification.

Unit UAS unit title Entry Level 1 Entry Level 2 Entry Level 3
Unit 1 English: Reading and understanding texts 151001510115102
Unit 2 English: Explaining and commenting on effective written language 151031510415105
Unit 3 English: Comparing writers' ideas and perspectives 151061510715108
Unit 4 English: Evaluating texts and supporting this with references 151091511015111
Unit 5 English: Communicating and organising clearly 151121511315114
Unit 6 English: Using vocabulary and sentences for clarity, purpose and effect 151151511615117
Unit 7 English: Presentation skills 151181511915120
Unit 8 English: Listening and responding appropriately to spoken language 151211512215123
Unit 9 English: Using spoken English effectively 151241512515126

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