Course Information

CCEA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE in English Language


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.


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.

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.

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.