Please see the curriculum overview attached below.
Years 10 and 11 English
Students in Year 10 study for their GCSE English Literature and Year 11 study for their GCSE English Language.
These are 100% examination qualifications, but the English Language does have a compulsory Spoken Language Endorsement that is graded at a Pass, Merit or Distinction and provides Universities and employers with a level of ability in communication. Students complete this element at the end of Year 10, once they have completed their English Literature qualification.
The examining body for both English Language and English Literature is Pearson Edexcel.