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CCEA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE in English Language

Level 2


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.


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Course Content

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.

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Entry Requirements

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 specification.

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