GCSE English Language is taught as part of a single integrated course with English Literature. Assessment will be through written examination.
Students will follow the Pearson Edexcel GCSE specification. They are taught in form groups.
Year 9 marks a transition to focus on the skills of literary analysis and formal essay writing necessary for Key Stage 4. Building on students’ enthusiasm and experience we extend the difficulty of the texts studied whilst maintaining creativity and intellectual stimulation. We are keen to extend the range and ambition of our students’ reading. There will be greater emphasis on reading non-fiction and media texts and writing in timed conditions to prepare for the GCSE.
PAPER 1: 19TH CENTURY FICTION 40%
PAPER 2: NON- FICTION AND TRANSACTIONAL WRITING 60%
This is a separately endorsed, internally assessed component which is then moderated by the examination board. Students are assessed on the following skills:
Full details of the GCSE English Language course can be found at http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/english-language-2015.html
Miss A. Wilkie, (Head of English)