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English GCSE Re-sit at Charles Darwin School

Course description

English is an extremely important subject which we take very seriously. However, we do try to be inventive in our approach so that there are lots of chances for you to get actively involved and shape your own learning through group work, presentations and competitions. The course assesses you on the three main areas of English: speaking and listening, reading and writing. For written coursework you'll study a media text (probably a film), a novel, a Shakespearian play and do your own original writing piece. This will make up 20% of the final mark. then there's speaking and listening coursework which counts for 20% and the two exams which are 30% of the final mark each. The exams will test the English reading and writing skills you've developed over the two years and one section is on Poetry from Other Cultures which you'll study in class. *If you got close to a C grade in Year 11 and your coursework is good enough, we'll enter you for the re-sit in November. If you were more than 25 marks away from a C or your coursework is not so great, then we'll probably wait and enter you for the June exam.

Entry requirements

Grade D in GCSE English

Future opportunities

English is a vital GCSE, paired with English Literature, it tells employers that you can communicate well, have a comprehensive grasp of English and that you've developed (through studying characters in novels and plays) your ability to "read" people too.A chance to develop group work and presentation skills as well as communication skills.

Further information

From the exam board website at www.aqa.org.uk where you can look at some of the texts we get the chance to study. We study the GCSE English A specification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charles Darwin School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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