English Language

English Language


Entry Requirements: GCSE English Language Grade 6

Paper 1: Language, the Individual and Society



 Section A - Textual variations and representations

Two texts (one contemporary, one older) linked by topic or theme.

A question requiring analysis of one text (25 marks)

A question requiring analysis of a second text (25 marks)

A question requiring comparison of the two texts (20 marks)


Section B - Children’s language development

A discursive essay on children’s language development, with a choice of two questions where the data provided will focus on spoken, written or multimodal language (30 marks)

 Paper 2: Language diversity and change



 Section A - Language diversity

One question from a choice of two:

either: an evaluative essay on language diversity (30 marks)

or: an evaluative essay on language change (30 marks)


Section B - Language discourses

Two texts about a topic linked to the study of diversity and change


  Non-exam assessment: Language in Action



Students produce:

Here are some links you could click on to find out more about the study of English Language:

Listen to Stephen Fry talk to Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 about What Makes Us Human? 3 minutes of bliss

Communication and language are skills that will take you into many fields - find out more here

Why language is so powerful. Who writes speeches?  Is it the delivery or the words themselves that make a speech powerful? Watch Barack Obama in action to begin to answer these questions:

Click here to access the English Language Course Content in detail 


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