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English at Elizabeth Woodville School

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Students follow a two-year course in English GCSE and either English Literature GCSE or Media Studies GCSE. Students can opt for Media Studies at the end of Year 9. Places will be allocated according to teacher recommendation and student preference.  During the English course, students will study: * a Shakespeare play * a novel published after 1914 * a selection of poetry  * a range of media In addition, in the Literature course, students study : * a pre 1914 text * a play  * a wider selection of poetry.  In Media Studies, students study : * at least three different media forms, such as film, television and radio * create a media product, such as a magazine. Our aim is to challenge all students whilst giving them the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of texts, to debate issues and improve their written skills.


Assessment  coursework and exam  *  English: 40% coursework (Written and oral) and 60% exam *  Literature: 30% coursework and 70% exam Example Examination Paper: Paper 1: Section A: Reading & Response Section B: Writing for different purposes Paper 2 : Section A: Poetry of other cultures Section B: Writing for different purposes In addition there is a section on Speaking & Listening Coursework Students will be entered either for Foundation or Higher Tier examination. NB. Some students with specific difficulties in English may be entered for a certificated course designed to meet their needs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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