English LanguageDuring the course you will learn how to analyse a wide variety of written and spoken texts, including media texts, literary texts, and the spoken word.
What is English Language?
What will I study?
Why should I study English Language?
GCSE English Language is a core subject, which helps you to develop your powers of self-expression and improve your reading and writing. It is a qualification essential for your future school and university studies but it is also a skill you will make use of later in all aspects of your life.
How is it assessed?
Linear option only: June assessment (with November re-sit option-only for re-take students). The qualification consists of two coursework pieces and one exam on unseen media, prepared media passages from an anthology, and two writing tasks; speaking and listening skills are assessed as a separate endorsement.
Non-fiction Texts and Transactional Writing
|60%||2 Hour 15 Exam|
Coursework –Poetry/Prose texts and Imaginative Writing
Spoken Language endorsement (optional)-pass, merit, distinction.
|Externally assessed (from filmed activity)|
Exam Board: Edexcel
What do I need?
You need to be willing to step up from Year 10 studies. You will be given clear guidance and support in order to build the foundations of accurate, analytical and expressive writing and speaking skills, both invaluable for your future learning.
Shakespeare – Julius Caesar; Romeo and Juliet.
The OCR Anthology including poetry by: Wilfred Owen; Simon Armitage; Carol-Ann Duffy; Benjamin Zephaniah.
Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice Thomas Hardy – The Withered Arm and other Wessex Tales John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men
“The one year English course is challenging but fun. The teachers are very enthusiastic.”
Zane Thadani – Current DLD Student