One of our core subjects at GCSE, the design of the new Edexcel International GCSE (9–1) English Language A qualification aims to extend students’ knowledge by broadening and deepening skills.
The qualification tests a broad range of skills through the study of an interesting and varied range of material in the Anthology. The materials address a range of cultural backgrounds.
The course will provide appropriate stretch and challenge whilst ensuring, as far as possible, that the assessment and texts are accessible to the full range of students.
In preparation for the exam, you will develop the skills of interpretation, analysis and evaluation. Text types studied will include a range of non-fiction forms, and students will be given the opportunity to practise a range of non-fiction writing techniques and planning and proofreading skills.
Everything you learn to do in reading and writing, you will also learn to powerfully transfer to speaking and listening - skills so prized in the modern world.
This subject is for you
Because you will develop your abilities to: read and respond to materials from a variety of sources; make comparisons between texts and analyse the ways in which writers achieve their effects; and, construct and convey meaning in written language, matching style to audience and purpose.
- 40 % coursework
- 60 % exam