Exam Board – AQA

Qualification – GCSE English Language 8700

Entry requirements – GCSE grade 3 in English Language

Course specification

Students are now required to resit the English Language GCSE until they reach a grade 4 minimum. This is the minimum grade required by universities, many apprenticeships and employers to show proficiency and confidence with English.

The course covers reading, fiction and non-fiction from 20th century to the present day, and writing creatively and writing viewpoints.

Students will study a range of fictional extracts from novels from a wide range of genres and improve their written creativity and accuracy. Students will also study a range of non-fiction texts covering a wide range of issues and improve their own skills in writing to argue and persuade.

There are two examinations which are taken in autumn, with a chance to enter again in the summer at the end of the academic year. English resit may be subject to change dependent on government policy and exam board adjustments.