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English

English

Year 10

Subject name English Language and English Literature

Qualification gained at end of course 2 GCSEs

Overview

During Year 10 students will be working on the skills needed for the examinations for the end of Year 11. These will include reading a range of extracts from literary texts, writing narratives, studying An Inspector Calls and working on non-fiction texts.

Assessment information

English Language

Paper

Topic

Method of Assessment

Percentage of final mark

Paper 1

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Written Exam 1 hour 45 minutes

50%

Paper 2

Writer’s Viewpoints and Perspectives

Written Exam 1 hour 45 minutes

50%

 

Spoken Language

Teacher assessment

0%

English Literature

Paper

Topic

Method of Assessment

Percentage of final mark

Paper 1

Shakespeare and the 19th century novel.

Written exam 1 hour 45 minutes

40%

Paper 2

Modern texts and poetry

Written exam 2 hours 15 minutes

60%

Progression of subject into KS5 (if applicable) or employment.

English can lead to many further study and employment options. There is the opportunity to study English at A Level and many employers look for at least a C in English when applying for jobs.

For further information about the course you can visit the AQA website:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/

 

Year 11

Subject name English Language and English Literature

Qualification gained at end of course 2 GCSEs

Overview

During Year 11 students will be preparing for external examinations and completing speaking and listening assessments. The topics covered are drama, prose, non-fiction reading and writing and poetry. Key texts include An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley, Heroes by Robert Cormier and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

Assessment information

English Language

Unit

Topic

Method of assessment

Percentage of final mark

Unit 1

Studying written language – reading non-fiction texts 

Examination

30%

Unit 2

Using written language – writing information and ideas

Examination

30%

Unit 3

Literary reading and creative writing

Controlled Assessment

30%

Unit 4

Studying spoken language

Controlled Assessment

10%

Unit 4

Speaking and Listening

Teacher assessment

0%

English Literature

Unit

Topic

Method of assessment

Percentage of final mark

Unit 1

Different cultures prose and contemporary poetry

Examination

35%

Unit 2

Drama and prose

Examination

40%

Unit 3

Poetry and drama (Shakespeare)

Controlled assessment

25%

Progression of subject into KS5 (if applicable) or employment.

English can lead to many further study and employment options. There is the opportunity to study English at A Level and many employers look for at least a C in English when applying for jobs.

For further information about the course you can visit the Welsh board website:

http://www.wjec.co.uk/