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GCSE
Specification
English Language
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Our specification is published on our website (http://www.aqa.org.uk). We will let centres know in writing about
any changes to the specification. We will also publish changes on our website. The definitive version of our
specification will always be the one on our website, this may differ from printed versions.
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GCSE English Language for teaching from September 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
1 Introduction
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1a Why choose AQA?
We, AQA, are the United Kingdom's favourite individual support for Controlled Assessment
awarding body and more students get their academic
qualifications from us than from any other board. But 24-hour support through our website and
why are we so popular? online with Ask AQA
We understand the different requirements of past question papers and mark schemes
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GCSE English Language for teaching from September 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
Subject Content
8 Summary of Subject Content
1b Why choose GCSE English Language?
This specification allows candidates to Speaking and Listening is internally assessed 1
demonstrate their ability in functional English; and is common to GCSE English and GCSE
to investigate and analyse language; and, to English Language. This unit draws on the
experiment and use language creatively.…read more

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GCSE English Language for teaching from September 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
1c How do I start using this specification?
1 To ensure you receive all the teaching and Step two:
examination material, it is important that the person Inform your Exam Officer of your choice
responsible for making the decision to teach AQA to ensure you receive all your examination material.
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GCSE English Language for teaching from September 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
Summary of assessment
Structure of units and examination papers
Unit 1: Understanding and producing non-fiction texts
2 Section A: Reading
At Tier H candidates answer four compulsory questions based on three reading sources.
At Tier F candidates answer five compulsory questions, including those requiring short responses, based on
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GCSE English Language for teaching from September 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
Controlled Assessment
There are three elements to Controlled Assessment:
Task Setting: Who sets the task
Task Taking: How the students perform the tasks
Task Marking: Who does the marking.
Each stage has a level of control (high, medium or low) to ensure reliability and authenticity and to make
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