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GCSE English Language

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

In Key Stage 4 students embark on a two year course in GCSE English Language.

Students will study a syllabus from one of six examining boards. The names of the six examining boards in the UK (except Scotland) are:

  • AQA
  • CCEA
  • EDEXCEL
  • EDUQAS (Part of the WJEC examining group)
  • OCR
  • WJEC (Wales only)

If you or your child are taking GCSE English Language it is crucial to know which examining board your secondary school uses so that you or your child can prepare effectively for the exams.

Here is a list of the local secondary schools and further education colleges in Grantham and the surrounding area and which examination board they use for GCSE English Language. In some cases the specification is also listed:

  • Charles Read Academy - AQA
  • Grantham College of Further Education - EDEXCEL
  • Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School - AQA Language specification 8700
  • King's School - EDUQAS
  • Priory Ruskin Academy - AQA
  • Sir William Robertson Academy - AQA - Specification 8700
  • The West Grantham Academy - AQA Language specification 8700
  • Walton Academy - AQA

*It is vital that you check and confirm with the school which examination board they use and the exact specification details. You should also check with the schools which set texts you or your child will be studying. You can do this by either going to the school's website or by speaking to a relevant member of staff at the school.

Once you have confirmed the examination board and the specification details you then need to go to the examination board's website and find and download details of the examination to be taken. You can do this by clicking on the button below which will take you either to the correct page or to the page where you can download the document. By reading the specification details you will be able to familiarise yourself with what you or your child will be studying.

GCSE Grading System

A new GCSE grade structure has been introduced. It replaces the old model in which A* was the highest grade possible, with grade G considered as the lowest grade. The old GCSE system considered a grade C to be a "standard pass". To go onto to further education, students had to achieve a grade C in GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language.

The new grading system places 9 as the highest grade possible to achieve with the lowest grade being a 1. A standard pass is considered to be a grade 4.

To find out more about the new GCSE grading system, why it has been implemented and how the new grades compare with the old grading system please click on the link below:

AS Level & A Level English Language

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)

In Key Stage 5 students can take a one year course in AS Level English Language or a two year course in A Level English Language.

  • AS Levels (Advanced Subsidiary Levels) are usually completed in Year 12.
  • A Levels (Advanced Levels) are usually completed in Years 12 & 13.

Students will study a syllabus from one of six examining boards. The names of the six examining boards in the UK (except Scotland) are:

  • AQA
  • CCEA
  • EDEXCEL
  • EDUQAS (Part of the WJEC examining group)
  • OCR
  • WJEC

If you or your child are taking AS Level English Language or A Level English Language it is crucial to know which examining board your secondary school uses so that you or your child can prepare effectively for the exams.

Here is a list of the local secondary schools in Grantham and the surrounding area and which examination board they use for AS Level English Language and A Level English Language. In some cases the specification is also listed.

AS Level English Language

Currently not offered by any school in Grantham and the surrounding area.

A Level English Language

  • Priory Ruskin Academy - Exam board not specified
  • Sir William Robertson - AQA Specification B
  • Walton Academy - AQA

*It is vital that you check and confirm with the school which examination board they use and the exact specification details. You should also check with the schools which set texts you or your child will be studying. You can do this by either going to the school's website or by speaking to a relevant member of staff at the school.

Once you have confirmed the examination board and the specification details you then need to go to the examination board's website and find and download details of the examination to be taken. You can do this by clicking on the button below which will take you either to the correct page or to the page where you can download the document. By reading the specification details you will be able to familiarise yourself with what you or your child will be studying.

AS Level & A Level English Literature and Language

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AS Level and A Level English Language and Literature

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)

In Key Stage 5 students can take a one year course in AS Level English Literature and Language / AS Level Level English Language & Literature. Students can also take a two year course in A Level English Literature and Literature / A Level English Language and Literature.

  • AS Levels (Advanced Subsidiary Levels) are usually completed in Year 12.
  • A Levels (Advanced Levels) are usually completed in Years 12 & 13.

Students will study a syllabus from one of five examining boards. The names of the six examining boards in the UK (except Scotland) are:

  • AQA
  • EDEXCEL
  • EDUQAS (Part of the WJEC examining group)
  • OCR
  • WJEC

If you or your child are taking AS Level English Literature or A Level English Literature it is crucial to know which examining board your secondary school uses so that you or your child can prepare effectively for the exams.

Here is a list of the local secondary schools in Grantham and the surrounding area and which examination board they use for AS Level English Literature & Language and A Level English Literature. & Language. In some cases the specification is also listed

AS Level English Literature & Language

  • King's School - OCR

A Level English Literature & Literature

  • King's School - OCR

*It is vital that you check and confirm with the school which examination board they use and the exact specification details. You should also check with the schools which set texts you or your child will be studying. You can do this by either going to the school's website or by speaking to a relevant member of staff at the school.

Once you have confirmed the examination board and the specification details you then need to go to the examination board's website and find and download details of the examination to be taken. You can do this by clicking on the button below which will take you either to the correct page or to the page where you can download the document. By reading the specification details you will be able to familiarise yourself with what you or your child will be studying.