GCSE English Language

The GCSE in English Language assesses you on your ability to:
  1.  Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas and, select and synthesise evidence from different texts
  2. Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views. 
  3. Compare writers' ideas and perspectives as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts. 
  4. Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references. 
  5. Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts. 
  6. You must use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. 
  7. Demonstrate presentation skills in a formal setting.
  8. Listen and respond appropriately to spoken language, including to questions and feedback on presentations. 
  9. Use spoken Standard English effectively in speeches and presentations. 

You will be assessed across two papers and a formal presentation. 20% of the GCSE  will be given to your Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Your speaking and listening will be reported separately on your exam certificates. Use the links below to access revision for the different papers:
Subpages (2): Paper 1 Paper 2