What is included in the course?

Within English you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills in reading,writing and speaking and listening. These are important skills in life, which will help you to become a more confident learner in all subjects. You will work towards two qualifications: GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

GCSE English Language:

  • Critical reading of literature fiction, non-fiction and literary non-fiction texts
  • Descriptive and narrative writing
  • Writing to present a viewpoint

GCSE English Literature:

  • Shakespeare -Macbeth
  • A 19th Ceotmy novel (A Cbristmas Carol)
  • A modern text (An Inspector Calls)
  • Poetry (Power and conflict Poetry)

We would strongly advise students to revisit the set texts as frequently as possible, this may take the form of reading or watching film adaptations.

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed at regular intervals within lessons culminating in exainination only assessment in Y11.

What grades are available?
The grades available are 9 – I where 9 is the top grade.

Progression/Career Opportunities

This course is excellent preparation for Post-16 courses such as AS and A2 English Literature, English Language. There are also links to university degrees in English Language, English Literature,Media and Journalism.

Who should I contact for more information?

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