English - GCSE at Hurstmere School
GCSE ENGLISH AND ENGLISH LITERATURE AQA The English course is compulsory and provides opportunities to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a wide variety of contexts. Pupils will be engaged in studying for two separate GCSE examinations in this subject: English and English Literature. Pupils will cover work on a complete Shakespeare text, media, personal creative writing and the study of pre-20th Century as well as modern fiction. There will also be Speaking and Listening coursework. In addition, pupils will study a 20th Century play. There is a book of short stories and poems, known as The Anthology, published by the Examination Board, which pupils are given and study in detail for both courses. Assessment Structure: English and English Literature count as two separate GCSEs and are given separate grades on the GCSE certificates. Final assessment is through terminal examination and coursework. (English exam 60%, written coursework 20%, speaking and listening 20%. English Literature 70% exam, written coursework 30%). It is possible to pass at one subject and not the other, as it is possible to be entered for only one, although it is expected that the majority of pupils will achieve a pass in both subjects. Assessment Structure: There are two levels of entry - Foundation or Higher. Foundation (G-C) grades, Higher (D – A*) grades. Test papers. Controlled condition tasks
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How to apply
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