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    This year, I took 2 exams and did 1 coursework for English Language, and took 1 exam and did 1 coursework for English Literature.

    What qualification do I actually get from doing this?

    Do I get two separate iGCSE's ? One for language and one for literature? Or do I just get iGCSE English? (I thought 'iGCSE English' meant the language English, like getting a qualification in French.)

    When I did my GCSE, on my certificate it just says "English". But when I apply to college, it asks for my grade in English Language, which I didn't get as far as I'm aware - I only got my grade in English overall.

    Sorry, Im just very confused about this.

    These are the AQA courses I took:
    English Lit: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/engli...iterature-8710
    English Lang: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/engli...-language-8705
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    You would get two separate IGCSEs if you sat all of those exams.

    Have you redone some of your GCSEs, then? If the certificate just says English then it's probably referring to Eng. language
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    (Original post by kgbenett)
    This year, I took 2 exams and did 1 coursework for English Language, and took 1 exam and did 1 coursework for English Literature.

    What qualification do I actually get from doing this?

    Do I get two separate iGCSE's ? One for language and one for literature? Or do I just get iGCSE English? (I thought 'iGCSE English' meant the language English, like getting a qualification in French.)

    When I did my GCSE, on my certificate it just says "English". But when I apply to college, it asks for my grade in English Language, which I didn't get as far as I'm aware - I only got my grade in English overall.

    Sorry, Im just very confused about this.

    These are the AQA courses I took:
    English Lit: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/engli...iterature-8710
    English Lang: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/engli...-language-8705
    As Chaser said, you will get two separate IGCSEs in English Language and another in English Literature.

    You are correct in thinking the IGCSE for 'English' is the qualification for students or whose first language isn't English.

    If you did a previous qualification that was just GCSE, then it is possible you did the GCSE English; which is a combination of studying some Language and some Literature units. I did this when I was at school.

    The college should give you another option either just the plain English or "other/please specify". But I wouldn't get too bogged down with the semantics. They most likely will be fine with GCSE English.
 
 
 
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