Students study the new AQA GCSEs for both Language and Literature. These specifications have been written in response to the recent changes brought in by the UK Government. Students will no longer submit any coursework and there is an increased emphasis on the technical accuracy of students’ writing.
All students will study both Language and Literature in their four English lessons per week. They will receive two GCSE qualifications.


Why study English Language?

English Language is the study of oral and written communication. It teaches broad based literacy skills using a wide range of sources to allow students to develop their ability to read for meaning, infer, deduce, communicate with clarity, creativity, coherence and flair both in speech and in writing. English Language is well known as a subject that links to all other areas of the curriculum, so good grades will help to move students on to any AS/A2 Level as the skills are integral to any further higher level study.


Why study English Literature?

This specification offers the freedom of choice in approaches to teaching and learning, flexibility in choice of texts and tasks whilst providing a rigorous summative assessment of candidates’ skills and abilities.



Ms Kayleigh Trotman

Head of English

Graduating from the University of Reading in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in English and History, Kayleigh completed Journalism training in London where she interned for both The BBC and Bauer Media.


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