GCSE English Language
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GCSE English Language Specification
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This GCSE in English Language promotes an integrated approach to oracy, reading and writing so that writing and oracy work are stimulated by reading experiences.

All texts in the examination will be ‘unseen’, that is, learners will not have studied the examination texts during the course. GCSE English Language will focus primarily on the functional aspects of language.

The term ‘functional’ here should be considered in the broad sense of providing learners with the skills and abilities they need to take active and responsible roles in their communities, everyday life, the workplace and in educational settings.

 

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Upcoming Professional Learning Events
Entry Level English (Wales & England Centres)
Online - 06 October 2020 15:00
WJEC and Eduqas GCE English Language: Assessing analysis and evaluation skills - moving from 'sound' to 'perceptive' (Wales & England Centres)
Online - 10 November 2020 16:00
WJEC and Eduqas GCE English Language: Using comparative judgement approaches for consistent assessment (Wales & England Centres)
Online - 17 November 2020 16:00
WJEC and Eduqas GCE English Language: What good creative writing looks like - understanding AO5 banded qualifiers (Wales & England Centres)
Online - 25 November 2020 16:00
WJEC GCE English Language and Literature: making connections between texts - AO4
Online - 24 November 2020 16:00
WJEC GCE English Language and Literature: preparing for the summer 2021 exam series
Online - 11 October 2020 15:00
WJEC GCE English Language and Literature: responding to an extract from Shakespeare
Online - 15 December 2020 16:00
WJEC GCE English Literature: preparing for the summer 2021 exam series
Online - 15 October 2020 15:00
WJEC GCE English Literature: Teaching and Assessing Drama
Online - 04 November 2020 16:00
WJEC GCE English Literature: teaching and assessing poetry
Online - 10 February 2021 16:00
WJEC GCSE English Language: Developing reading resilience for Section A
Online - 07 October 2020 15:00
WJEC GCSE English Language: Examination review November 2019
Online - 21 October 2020 15:00
WJEC GCSE English Language: Improving written accuracy for Section B
Online - 14 October 2020 15:00
WJEC GCSE English Literature: January 2021 Assessment Review
Online - 09 March 2021 15:30

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Developing English Language

 

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