English GCSE at Varndean College
This new syllabus is a fast-track, one year English Language course involving wider reading and building on written and spoken skills:
Paper 1: A written exam (1 hour/45 minutes) 50% of GCSE/ 80 marks. Analysing a literature fiction text and writing descriptively.
Paper 2: A written exam (1 hour/45 minutes) 50% of GCSE/ 80 marks Analysis and comparison of 19th, 20th and 21st Century non-fiction texts and writing to persuade
Non-exam spoken assessment: Teacher-assessed.
If you already have a Grade 4 in GCSE English Literature, you do not have to re-sit English Language GCSE, but it may be useful in the future.
Standard pre-advanced course requirements
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Varndean College directly.