GCSE English Language Specification Summaries

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CCEA GCSE English Language 2017
Unit 1: Writing for Purpose and Audience and Reading to Access Non-fiction and Media Texts (External written examination) 30%
Unit 2: Speaking and Listening (Controlled assessment) 20%
Unit 3: Studying written and spoken language (Controlled assessment) 20%
Unit 4: Personal or Creative Writing and Reading Literary and Non-fiction Texts (External written examination) 30% SPEC LINK 2017,  SPEC ADDENDUM 2021-2022

OCR GCSE English Language
Paper 1:
Communicating information and ideas (External written examination) 50%
Paper 2: Exploring effects and impact (External written examination) 50%
Non-examination assessment: Spoken Language (separate endorsement) 0%
SPEC LINK 2017

AQA GCSE English Language
Paper 1: Explorations in creative reading and writing (External written examination) 50%
Paper 2: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives (External written examination) 50%
Non-examination assessment: Spoken Language (separate endorsement) 0%
SPEC LINK 2015 

WJEC GCSE English Language
Non-examination assessment: Individual Presentation (Internally assessed) 20%
Unit 1: Reading and Writing: Description, Narration and Exposition (External written) 40%
Unit 2: Reading and Writing: Argumentation, Persuasion and Instruction (External written) 40%
SPEC LINK 2019
Eduqas GCSE English Language
Paper 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing (External written) 40%
Paper 2: 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing
(External written) 60%
Non-examination assessment: Spoken Language (separate endorsement) 0%
SPEC LINK V3 2019

Edexcel GCSE English Language
Paper 1: Fiction and imaginative writing (External written examination) 40%
Paper 2: Non-fiction and transactional writing (External written examination) 60%
Non-examination assessment: Spoken Language (separate endorsement) 0%
SPEC LINK 2019

Edexcel IGCSE English Language B
Paper 1:
Component 1 (External written examination) 100%
Non-examination assessment: Spoken Language (separate endorsement) 0%
SPEC LINK 2016