Martyn Wright

English Literature GCSE

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Hi

Does the GCSE English Language grade always take precedence over the Literature grade even if Literature is the higher grade. I am under the impression it does but would like confirmation please if anybody knows?

 

Thanks,

Martyn.

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Martin West

From the ILR Specifications

The highest examination grade awarded to the learner for a GCSE English Language or Literature qualification.

But the notes do include a precedence for Language.

Full-time learners who have a grade 3 or a grade D in English Literature or a grade 2/ grade E or lower in English Language should record the English Language grade in this field.

Rebecca Drury

Not as far as I am aware. The guidance simply states any GCSE with English in the title at grade C or above is required - I'm not aware of a precedence of one over the other. I have just tried to look at the guidance to see if there's been a recent update but the website doesn't appear to be working for me at the moment.

Martin West

Rebecca that is correct for an Apprentice but not a 16-18 study programme learner where precedence may apply.

Martyn Wright

Thanks both. This is actually my issue as the learner has progressed from a Traineeship to an Apprenticeship and our Maths & English report is showing  "does not have English". This report must update if a learner progresses because before the learner started their apprenticeship, it said "has English" instead. That's because a higher grade was recorded on their Traineeship (literature grade)  compared to their apprenticeship (language grade) so is why I am asking the question?

Thanks,

Martyn.

Martin West

You do not record a grade for Apprentices only when they start a study programme

Martyn Wright

Martin,

So to clarify, you can use either but preferably language even if it has a lower grade than literature? And is that for both Study Programme and Apprenticeships?

 

Thanks,

Martyn.