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English GCSE at Stoke Park School and Community Technology College

Course description

 

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 2013 STUDENTS HAVE NO OPTION BUT TO RESIT MATHS AND ENGLISH GCSE IF THEY HAVE NOT ACHIEVED A  GRADE C OR HIGHER PRIOR TO JOINING SIXTH FORM

 

 

Course content

Exam Board: AQA The programme of work leading to this examination will provide students with a range of experience of oral communication, reading and writing.  The GCSE award is made up of 40% coursework (including 20%) Speaking and Listening and 60% terminal examinations.

Assessment

A. Speaking and Listening

The student will have opportunities to develop these skills in which they are both listeners and speakers as, for example, in interviews of various kinds, group discussion or presentation of talks to the group. Emphasis will be placed on the interrelatedness of speaking and listening.


B. Reading

The student will read for various purposes, both literary texts (short stories, novels, poetry or drama) and non-literary material (newspaper articles, advertisements for example) and will respond in a variety of ways to what was read. Anthologies of literary texts both pre and post 1900 will be studied for examination and students will practise responding to 'unprepared' literary texts.


C. Writing

The student will develop a variety of styles of writing in both 'closed' situations where the subject matter, form, audience and purpose are largely given (e.g. writing letters, reports and instructions) and in 'open' situations where such factors are largely determined by the writer (e.g. narrative writing and imaginative/personal response to a range of stimuli and experience. The course work element of the syllabus will provide realistic conditions for drafting and re-drafting work with access to resource material.

Further information

For further information please contact post 16

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Park School and Community Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2014
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