St Davids College

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English Language

Exam Body


Head of Department

English Language is a compulsory subject which aims to improve speaking, listening, reading and writing.

There is a single-tier entry which leads to iGCSE grades 9 to 1.

There is one unit for examination and two written coursework units which examine pupils’ ability to write analytically and creatively. It is anticipated that the majority of coursework will be completed in Year 10.


Exam (60%)

One 2-hour 15-minute paper divided as follows:


  • Unprepared passage
  • Section A of the Edexcel Anthology
  • One comparison question


  • Transactional writing
  • To inform, explain, describe

Coursework (60%)

Two coursework assignments:

  1. Analytical essay exploring a topic in two texts and a short commentary
  2. Personal and imaginative writing piece.
Jen Turner

Head of Department

Mrs. Jennifer Turner

Head of English