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English Language GCSE Resit at Paget High School

Course description

This is a COMPULSORY course for students entering the Sixth Form, who have not previously achieved the Government’s required grade in GCSE English Language

Course content

This is a new course as there have been changes to how GCSE English Language is examined. The qualification will be graded on a nine-point scale: 1 to 9 – where 9 is the best grade

Speaking and Listening (Non-examination assessed; 0% weighting of GCSE)

Students will be assessed on their oral skills in the following areas:

  • presenting
  • responding to questions and feedback
  • use of Standard English

The assessment will be teacher set throughout course, marked by their class teacher and awarded a separate endorsement (0% weighting of GCSE).

  • Paper 1: Exploring creative reading and writing (50%) Written paper: 1 hour 45 minutes

Section A: Reading (40 marks; 25%)

Students will be expected to read one literature fiction text and answer four questions.

  • 1 short form question (1 x 4 marks)
  • 2 longer form questions (2 x 8 marks)
  • 1 extended question (1 x 20 marks)

 

Section B: Writing (40 marks; 25%)

Students will need to demonstrate their ability to produce descriptive or narrative writing.

1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

Paper 2: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives (50%)  Written paper: 1 hour 45 minutes

Section A: Reading (40 marks; 25%)

Students will be expected to read two linked texts (one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text) and answer four questions.

  • 1 short form question (1 x 4 marks)
  • 2 longer form questions (1 x 8, 1 x 12 marks)
  • 1 extended question (1 x 16 marks)

 

Section B: Writing (40 marks; 25%)

Students will need to demonstrate their ability to produce writing to present a viewpoint.

1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

Future opportunities

Many more career paths are open to those candidates who are able to offer the minimum required grade in English. It is also a necessary requirement for those wanting to progress to university

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paget High School directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2017
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