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Oct 26 - 30 2020

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Dec 18 2020 - Jan 04 2021

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Feb 15 - 19 2021

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Mar 17 2021

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Mar 26 2021 - Apr 09 2021

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English

COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT

ContentAssessmentWeighting

Unit 1:

Personal Writing for purpose and Audience & Reading to Access Non-Fiction and Media Texts

External Written examination

Untiered 1hr 45mins

Students respond to five tasks

30%

Unit 2:

Speaking and Listening

Untiered

Teacher Assessed

20%

Unit 3:

Studying Spoken & Written Language

Controlled Assessment

Untiered

20%

Unit 4:

Personal or Creative Writing & Reading Literary and Non- Fiction Texts

External written Examination

Untiered

1hr 45mins

Students respond to five tasks

30%

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

A student who

  • is highly motivated
  • is committed to working to improve standards in English for personal development and to obtain best possible grades
  • will work well with others
  • will take risks learning
  • will confidently express opinions orally and in writing

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

English enables students to develop transferable skills and provides opportunity to develop work related skills such as communication, team work, meeting deadlines and presenting information clearly.

English Literature

COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT

Content

Assessment

Weightings

Unit 1:

The Study of Prose

External Examination

Untiered

1 hour 45 mins

Students answer two questions, one from Section A and the set question in Section B.

Section A is closed book

30%

 Unit 2:

The Study of Drama

and Poetry

External Examination

Untiered

2 hoursStudents answer two questions. The examination is open book.

50%

Unit 3:

The Study of

Shakespeare

Controlled Assessment

Untiered

2 hours

Students complete one task: an extended writing question based on a

theme

20%

 

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

  • a student who enjoys reading and discussion
  • someone who has opinions and ideas
  • a student with solid writing skills
  • a student who loves to learn about people and history
  • someone who enjoys learning in a small, supportive group
  • an independent worker who will dedicate the time needed for revision of the subject.

 

The specification deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of a range of poetry, prose and drama, including texts by local and modern writers. Students explore the impact of language, structure and form in the texts. Connecting the texts’ ideas, themes and issues is another key focus. Students also learn how to explain settings, characters and themes creatively through social, cultural and historical contexts. They develop their ability to research, plan and prepare their responses using their own ideas and interests, as well as critical reading.

This specification aims to encourage students to:

  • become critical readers of prose, drama and poetry;
  • develop the ability to analyse the impact of language, structure and form in a

range of texts;

  • connect ideas, themes and issues in a range of texts;
  • explore contexts and experience different times, cultures, viewpoints and

situations in texts;

  • read for enjoyment and nurture a lifelong love of literature.

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

This qualification offers lots of opportunities to develop transferable skills, such as generating creative, individual responses to problems and writing accurately and clearly.