English GCSE at Kearsley Academy
Course Content: There are two possible GCSE English assessment options, either GCSE English Language plus GCSE English Literature leading to the award of two GCSEs or GCSE English leading to the award of one GCSE. Assessment: GCSE English Unit 1. External Assessment. Understanding and producing non-fiction texts [40%] Section A, Reading [20%] Section B, Writing [20% Unit 2. Controlled Assessment. Speaking and Listening [20%] Unit 3. Controlled Assessment. Understanding and producing creative texts [40%] Part A: Understanding creative text, literacy reading. Must draw on; play by Shakespeare, text from English Literacy Heritage and text from different cultures. [20%] Part B: Producing creative texts [20%] GCSE English Language plus GCSE English Literature GCSE English Language Unit 1 and Unit 2 tested as above in GCSE English [40% & 20%] Unit 3. Controlled Assessment. Understanding spoken and written texts and writing creatively [40%] GCSE English Lierature Unit 1. External Assessment. Exploring modern texts [40%] Unit 2. External Assessment. Poetry across time [35%] Unit 3. Controlled Assessment. Significance of Shakespeare and English Literacy Heritage [25%] Unit 4. External Assessment. Approaching Shakespeare and English Literacy Heritage [35%] Unit 5. Controlled Assessment. Exploring poetry [25%]
Getting an English GCSE can lead to a number of routes: for example, work, further study or an Apprenticeship. It could move you onto other courses or work-based training. If you want to study English at A Level you will need at least a Grade C at GCSE.
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