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English

English encourages and allows all students to develop their curiosity, thinking and engagement. The differing worlds of both fiction and non-fiction and the experiences they portray are explored through a range of texts and ways of learning. Students have exciting opportunities to ask the’ bigger’ questions presented through reading, discussion and wider study, including live resources and film.

 

GCSE English Literature

The GCSE in English Literature course will start midway through year 9 with a final exam in the summer of year 10. 

 KEY EXAM

 Unit 1 Prose (different cultures) and poetry (contemporary)*

 Not assessed 2020/2021

 Unit 2  Drama and prose

 May 2021

 CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT

 Unit 3  Shakespeare and poetry

 September 2020 - February 2021

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

 Revision Guides

 

 General revision guides about poetry comparisons could be useful.

 Revision guides for your key texts could also be helpful:

 Blood Brothers

 Lord of the Flies

 A Christmas Carol

 A Taste of Honey

 Resistance

 An Inspector Calls

 Heroes

 Macbeth

 Check with your class teacher to see which texts you are studying.

 WJEC Website

 https://resources.wjec.co.uk/Pages/ResourceByArgs.aspx?subId=56&lvlId=2

 BBC Website

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9gjp39

 Apps

 Pixl Lit App

 Quizlet

 Download the app free and find quizzes for all components of the course.

 

 

GCSE English Language

The GCSE in English Language will start in year 10 after the completion of the English Literature course with a final exam in the summer of year 11.

 KEY EXAM/ASSESSMENT

EXAM

 Unit 1 Speaking and Listening

 September 2020 – February 2021

 Unit 2 Description, narration and exposition

 May/June 2021

 Unit 3  Argumentation, persuasion and instructional

 May/June 2021

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

 Revision Guides

 General revision guides about reading comprehension and writing accurately   could be helpful.

 WJEC Website

 https://resources.wjec.co.uk/Pages/ResourceByArgs.aspx?subId=11&lvlId=2

 BBC Website

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/ztjmv4j

 University of Bristol Website

 https://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_41.htm

 Quizlet

 Download the app free and find quizzes for all components of the course.