GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE & ENGLISH LITERATURE
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE
Students will draw upon a range of texts including Shakespeare as reading stimulus and engage with creative as well as real and relevant contexts. Students will have opportunities to develop higher-order reading and critical thinking skills that encourage genuine enquiry into different topics and themes.
This specification will ensure that students can read fluently and write effectively. Students will be able to demonstrate a confident control of Standard English and write grammatically correct sentences, deploying figurative language and analysing texts.
WHAT THE COURSE INVOLVES
For GCSE English Language/Literature students should:
HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED
100% terminal assessment
GCSE English Language
2 Examinations ‘Exploring in Creative Reading/Writing’
– 50% and ‘Writer’s Viewpoints and perspectives – 50%
GCSE English Literature
2 Examinations ‘Shakespeare and the 19th Century novel’
– 40% and ‘Modern Texts and Poetry – 60%