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English Language AQA GCSE re-take at Kingdown School

Course description

Pupils will read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, and explore the language, structure and ideas in texts. They will all have to write a descriptive creative piece, and a piece to argue/persuade, showing technical accuracy, organisation and creativity.


  • Two Exams: 100%
  • Four Lessons a fortnight.
  • English Language Paper 1: Exploring Creative Texts (1hr 45)
  • English Language Paper 2: Writer’s Viewpoints and Perspectives (1hr 45)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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