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Our GCSE English Language specification encourages students to explore and respond, both imaginatively and critically, to a variety of texts. Students use reading to improve their writing skills. They also enhance their understanding of how language variations relate to identity and cultural diversity.
This specification is a unitised course. The guided learning hours, as for all our GCSEs,
are 120 hours. We have structured the course to concentrate the functional aspects
of English in:
• Unit 1: Writing for Purpose and Audience and Reading to Access Non-fiction and
Media Texts; and
• Unit 2: Speaking and Listening.
Students who complete these units will have the opportunity to achieve a
recognition of achievement in Functional English.
This specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed
through the statutory requirements for Language and Literacy: English with Media
Education at Key Stage 3 in the Northern Ireland Curriculum. Students do not need
to have reached a particular level of attainment before beginning to study this
Mode of Study
Hours per Week
Number of Weeks
Total Full Fee £191.00
Total Concessionary Fee £114.00
Fees Payable Each Year
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CCEA GCSE in English Language