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English - GCSE Resit at Suffolk One

Course description

English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English, students develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment. Students learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively

Course content

The programme of study for English ensures that students are equipped with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work. The programme of study for English also provides an environment for students to explore their own values and beliefs. By recognising and discussing different interpretations of texts, connecting ideas and issues, students learn to respond with confidence, developing logical arguments and justifying their own views with evidence.

Group discussions and drama activities allow students to develop confidence. Students will

Ÿ Develop the ability to read and respond to a variety of texts including non-fiction and media texts, poetry, prose fiction and Shakespeare.

Ÿ Develop your understanding of the writer's craft and ability to write both non-fiction and creative texts

Ÿ Develop skills and confidence in speaking and listening


40% written examination

60% controlled assessment - 20% speaking and listening

- 40% written assessment

Future opportunities

The programme of study for English encourages students to write and speak in a range of purposeful contexts, helping them to become confident communicators, developing their sense of responsibility and preparing them effectively for life and work. Many employers and further education courses require a GCSE in English, as evidence of a reasonable level of written and spoken communication skills, before they will accept your application.

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Which subjects complement this GCSE?

By improving skills and confidence in speaking and listening, reading and writing this subject should improve your performance in all subjects, but is particularly complementary to:

Ÿ Drama & theatre

Ÿ Media studies

Ÿ History

Ÿ Geography

Ÿ Sociology

Ÿ Philosophy

Ÿ Politics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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