The GCSE in English Language course will allow you to develop your ability to use English effectively and be able to speak, listen, read and write clearly, appropriately and critically – for a wide range of personal, functional and social purposes. You will be expected to respond to a wide range of written texts, including challenging and lively texts. You will develop the knowledge and skills required to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.

The qualification is made up of two equally weighted exams units, and one internally assessed Speaking and Listening task. The two exams test Reading and Writing skills, whilst the internally assessed unit tests Oracy skills.

The whys of Rise​


To best equip our students with communication skills and confidence.

So that they can learn from their past and have a positive future.


Scaffold, write cover, visual prompts, break tasks down, check lists, check-ins, relationship building, being welcoming, empathy, meet their basic needs, listen.


Look at the structure of English language look at literature, SPAG, oral skills, life skills, reading skills, Shakespeare, modern poetry, creative writing, safeguarding, being present for them, marking, feedback, group work, comprehension.

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