GCSE: English at Stephenson Studio School
All students will study both English Language and English Literature. These are taught as an integrated course and much of the learning will take place through the six core projects, but will lead to two separate qualifications at GCSE. The course will be wide ranging and stimulating, based around the three assessment objectives of speaking and listening, reading and writing. Lessons involve a wide variety of activities. As well as developing skills in writing, students explore non-fiction and media texts through their Core Project work. A broad range of poetry, prose and drama from the twentieth century and other historical periods, as well as from varying cultures, will be studied for English Literature. Shakespeare is of course a compulsory area of study, however, our innovative Core Project ‘How can I tell the story of Macbeth to young offenders?’ allows students to learn about the text and use their creativity to develop a product that narrates its story to a target audience. This project is commissioned through a charity working with young offenders to develop literacy. Prototypes of the product will be pitched to the charity and if good enough will become a live resource for the charity workers to use.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stephenson Studio School directly.