What I'll learn
The specification will enable students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts (fiction and non-fiction) covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods. Students will be required to respond to unseen texts drawn from “high quality, challenging literature and non-fiction” on both papers in the final examination. This course will provide an opportunity to read widely and become confident in interpreting information and ideas and in understanding the means by which they are presented. Student will receive guidance on how to write clearly, coherently and accurately, using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures. This area of study aims to improve a student’s writing skills and allow the student to experiment writing for a variety of purposes.
How I'll learn
New 9-1 syllabus
Assessment of reading and writing will be through two external-marked examination papers in June. The new GCSE English Language specification includes an endorsed component covering spoken language. This endorsement will be reported as a separate grade (Pass, Merit, Distinction or Not Classified) and be assessed through a presentation.
Component 1: 19th/20th/ 21st Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing.
Component 2: 20th/ 21st Century Non - Fiction Reading and Transactional/Prose Writing.
Results will be based on the new 9-1 grading system.