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    Does anyone know why they've decided to introduce THREE different qualifcations for this?

    English
    English Language (but you also have to take English Literature (which is the third)).

    Why have they made you take English Language and English Literature, then dod a totally different qualifcation just if you want to take English on it's own, rather than just take English Language.
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    English Language and English Literature are two seperate GCSE's, there is no "third" English GCSE.

    I think?:rolleyes:
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    Have they?! =O
    We only get two GCSEs, English Lang and Literature. I don't see what the point of a third one would be...?
    What's the difference between 'English' and 'English Language' then?
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    (Original post by EffKayy)
    English Language and English Literature are two seperate GCSE's, there is no "third" English GCSE.

    I think?:rolleyes:
    Yes there is in 2010. I did say introduce not currently.
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    As far as I understand, one can either take English Language and English Literature or plain English. So that would be a maximum of two GCSEs, as it is currently. The latter seems to require less work overall; perhaps desirable if you were not particularly good at the subject, or wanted to free up a space to take a different GCSE. I assume you are reffering to AQA English.
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    (Original post by Caeruleus)
    As far as I understand, one can either take English Language and English Literature or plain English. So that would be a maximum of two GCSEs, as it is currently. The latter seems to require less work overall; perhaps desirable if you were not particularly good at the subject, or wanted to free up a space to take a different GCSE. I assume you are reffering to AQA English.
    thank you for explaining it. I'm referring to OCR as well as AQA, I don't know about Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA.
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    The new English Language exam will focus more on linguistics than the current specification. Literature retains its traditional features, but the new qualification in English includes both linguistic and literary components. It is generally aimed at less able students.
 
 
 
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