GCSE English Language (AQA)

Studying GCSE English Language will help you to read and write accurately and fluently so that you can use language in a more sophisticated way to communicate your ideas and understand those of others.

Through studying a range of non-fiction and fiction texts such as newspaper articles, letters, biographies and extracts from literary works, you will learn how to use English in a variety of real life situations and draw upon your own experiences. You will also develop your essay writing skills to persuade, analyse, evaluate and argue your point. 



This course is 100% exam at the end of year 11. All students will sit the same exam; there are no tiers.  

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (written exam – 50%)

Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives (written exam – 50%)