English and English Literature GCSE at Stocksbridge High
All students must take English in Y10 and 11. Just as you did in Y9, you will work on oral and written assignments (called coursework) and you will be assessed on your speaking and listening, reading and writing. You will be asked to write in a variety of styles and to read a novel, a number of short stories, poetry and plays including one by Shakespeare.
English language and literature is a combined course, which means you will be studying literature at the same time as language. This will lead to two GCSE certificates. You will be asked to study a range of texts
including novels, short stories, poetry and plays. You will be given an
Anthology which contains all the poetry to be studied for the
English: Your assignments will count for 40% of the marks towards your final GCSE grade; your final examinations will contribute 60% towards your final grade.
English Literature: You will do oral and written assignments on the texts you have read. You will also sit a final examination. Your literature
assignments will count for 30% and your final examination will count for 70% towards your final GCSE grade.
Post 16 opportunities in English include A levels in language, literature or combined A level. Media studies is also a popular choice. Even if not considering A levels, students who do well in English learn valuablecommunication skills which transfer to a wide range of courses and work environments.
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