GCSE English Language

GCSE English is an invaluable qualification expected by all higher education institutes and is a key aspect for any future career therefore forming the crux of the school in raising aspirations and enabling our students to succeed in whichever endeavour they choose.

 English consists of not only the study of language but develops how students communicate with society at large; it is the basis of all our understanding and perception. Through literature students have the chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written. Studying English moulds students into insightful and confident adults, giving them the tools to question, comprehend and comment on the world that they live in eventually being part of positive change in civilisation.

As part of the English Language GCSE students will read and be assessed on high-quality, challenging texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The texts, across a range of genres and types, will support students in developing their own writing by providing effective models.

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading & Writing

  • Section A: One literature fiction text.
  • Section B: Descriptive or narrative writing

Paper 2: Writers Viewpoints & Perspectives

  • Section A: One non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text.
  • Section B: Writing to present a viewpoint