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GCSE English at Moseley School and Sixth Form

Course description

Students should read selections from a range of high-quality, challenging prose fiction, in preparation for responding to an unseen 19th-century prose fiction extract in the examination.



Course content

Also, students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging non-fiction and literary non-fiction, in preparation to respond to unseen 20th- and 21st-century non-fiction in the examination.


They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification students should develop the skills of interpretation, analysis and evaluation.


Text types studied will include a range of non-fiction forms, such as journalism (for example articles and reviews), speeches, journals and reference book extracts.


Text types will also include literary non-fiction, such as selections from autobiography, letters, obituaries and travel writing. These lists are not exhaustive.


Students will acquire and apply a wide vocabulary alongside knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language. Finally, students must listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken Standard English effectively. Spoken language will be reported as a separate grade on the student’s certificate.



This will involve an examination and (subject to change) Controlled Tests which contribute towards the final grade.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moseley School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 17 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Number of planned places: 20

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