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Year 11

Year 11

English

All students will study for two GCSEs in English – Language and Literature.  Both courses will be assessed through terminal examination. Mock examinations for both courses will be sat in December 2016. It is really important that students work on their literacy, as 20% of the English Language marks is awarded for the quality of their spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Course specification

(English Language)             Eduqas (formally WJEC)       C700QSL

(English Literature)    AQA             8702            

Weightings / deadlines

GCSE English Language

Units

Assessment

%

Component 1:

20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing

1 hour 45 mins Exam

40%

Component 2:

19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing

2 hour Exam

60%

Component 3:

Spoken Language

Non-exam assessment and unweighted

0%


GCSE English Literature

Units

Assessment

%

Paper 1:

Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel

1 hour 45 mins Exam

40%

Paper 2:

Modern texts and poetry

2 hour 15 mins Exam

60%


Useful websites:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize

Contact:

Head of English: Ms Hubbard m.hubbard@parkhighstanmore.org.uk  

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