Does GCSE Engish = GCSE English Language?

Watch this thread
n64
Badges: 3
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 8 years ago
#1
I'm currently retaking GCSE English before i go to university, My teacher says i'll be getting a certificate for GCSE English but when i signed up for the retake i signed up for GCSE Language. She says that it equals GCSE English Language and literature but i am not sure if that is what the university is asking for?

The exam board is AQA, last time i did the test it was WJEC and it showed on my certificate as 2 separate grades GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.
0
reply
Lokiofasgard
Badges: 6
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 8 years ago
#2
GCSE English usually refers to English language.
0
reply
Chlorophile
Badges: 20
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report 8 years ago
#3
(Original post by n64)
I'm currently retaking GCSE English before i go to university, My teacher says i'll be getting a certificate for GCSE English but when i signed up for the retake i signed up for GCSE Language. She says that it equals GCSE English Language and literature but i am not sure if that is what the university is asking for?

The exam board is AQA, last time i did the test it was WJEC and it showed on my certificate as 2 separate grades GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.
I think it's equivalent to English Language. Check on the website to make sure.
0
reply
WillWalker23
Badges: 7
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report 8 years ago
#4
Both English and English Language share the same Unit 1 paper, but are two different qualifications. GCSE English is what usually happens when you don't also do English Literature. It's different because the CAs are out of 90, rather than 80 which is English Language. English is actually slightly easier, as for an A* in CAs you need 72/80 in English Language whereas you only need 75/90 for English, considerably lower.

English Literature, English Language and just English are three different, but related qualifications.
0
reply
n64
Badges: 3
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#5
Report Thread starter 8 years ago
#5
(Original post by WillWalker23)
Both English and English Language share the same Unit 1 paper, but are two different qualifications. GCSE English is what usually happens when you don't also do English Literature. It's different because the CAs are out of 90, rather than 80 which is English Language. English is actually slightly easier, as for an A* in CAs you need 72/80 in English Language whereas you only need 75/90 for English, considerably lower.

English Literature, English Language and just English are three different, but related qualifications.
Thanks for the replies i asked the university and they said it was acceptable
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Year 12s - where are you at with making decisions about university?

I’ve chosen my course and my university (26)
27.08%
I’ve chosen my course and shortlisted some universities (31)
32.29%
I’ve chosen my course, but not any universities (10)
10.42%
I’ve chosen my university, but not my course (4)
4.17%
I’ve shortlisted some universities, but not my course (5)
5.21%
I’m starting to consider my university options (14)
14.58%
I haven’t started thinking about university yet (4)
4.17%
I’m not planning on going to university (2)
2.08%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed