GCSE English Language

Inroduction:

This course offers students the opportunity to develop a good understanding of a wide range of texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including literature and literary non-fiction, as well as other writing such as autobiographies and journalism. Studying English Language also allows students to develop their ability to read and write accurately and fluently – as essential life skill. Students will too benefit from opportunities to develop their verbal presentation skills and gain confidence in articulating their ideas precisely and coherently.

How is the course assessed?

AQA English Language Paper 1: Explorations in creative reading and writing

Section A: Reading – one unseen literature fiction text

Section B: Writing – descriptive or narrative writing

80 marks 50% of GCSE

 

AQA English Language Paper 2: Viewpoints and perspectives

Section A: Reading – two unseen non-fiction texts

Section B – writing to present a viewpoint

80 marks 50% of GCSE

 

AQA Spoken Language Endorsement

Students are required to deliver a speech about a topic of their choice to their teacher and peers and answer questions on the topic. Students are assessed on their speaking skills and are awarded Distinction, Merit, Pass or Not Classified. 

 

This is worth 0% of the GCSE English Language or Literature grade, but is awarded as a separate qualification.

Equipment:

Black/ blue pen

Ruler

Highlighters

 

Recommended revision guides available from accounts:

CGP AQA English Language revision guide.

Homework and learning outside of the classroom:

Students should expect to receive two pieces of homework per week, one of which may be a reading or online task. All students are expected to regularly access Google Classroom, where their teacher will post notices, resources and instructions.

 

Y11 English Drop-Ins take place in EN6 every Thursday 2:50pm to 3:50 pm. All year 11 students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

KS3 English

KS4 English

KS5 English

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