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Head of Department: Mrs C Follett
Email: [email protected]
Examination Board: AQA
Students will follow the AQA GCSE English language (8700) syllabus. Study units include: ‘Explorations in creative Reading and Writing, explorations of writers’ viewpoints and perspectives and assessment of spoken language skills. Incorporated into these units are a range of texts from our literary heritage and also more contemporary texts including multi-media representations, such as spoken language and visual portrayals.
All students will also follow the AQA GCSE English literature (8702) syllabus . Study units include: ‘Shakespearean texts, 19th Century novel studies, modern prose or drama texts, an anthology of poetry as well as an unseen poetry unit.
Pupils will study:
All students will be assessed through end of course examinations. This means that 100% of their final GCSE grades will be determined by their performance in the summer examinations. Pupils of all abilities will sit the same examinations.
GCSE English is an essential requirement for employers and further education and training courses. Access to many further education opportunities, such as A levels, National Diplomas and Degree courses, are reliant on successful completion of GCSE English, to the national recognised standard.
Beyond the academic world, English offers a range of essential transferable skills to the world of work. Careers in areas such as: Journalism, Teaching, The Arts, Acting, Vocational Training.