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English Language - GCSE Re-Sit at Prendergast - Hilly Fields College

Course description

The course is designed to meet the attainment targets of Speaking and Listening and Reading and Writing. Within this, the range students study: • a play by Shakespeare; • work from the English literary heritage by at least one major writer with a well-established critical reputation; • texts from different cultures and traditions. The reading assessed should also include: • non-fiction texts; • media texts. Within this framework the aims of English GCSE is: a. Speaking and Listening, including their ability to formulate, clarify and express their ideas; adapt their speech to a widening range of circumstances and demands; listen, understand and respond appropriately to others; where appropriate, use the vocabulary and grammar of spoken standard English; and take part in drama activities. b. Reading, including their ability to read accurately and fluently; understand, respond to and enjoy literature of increasing complexity drawn from the English literary heritage and from different cultures and traditions; and analyse and evaluate a wide range of texts. c. Ability to construct and convey meaning in written standard English, including: the use of compositional skills to develop ideas and communicate meaning to a reader; the development of a wide range of vocabulary and an effective style; organising and structuring sentences grammatically and whole texts coherently; the development of essential presentational skills which include accurate punctuation, correct spelling and legible handwriting; and showing a wide variety of forms for different purposes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prendergast - Hilly Fields College directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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