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English at Prendergast - Ladywell Fields College

Course description

The skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening are of vital importance in many areas, both in the daily world and the world of the imagination. Not only are they essential in many careers, they also underpin successful study at all levels, and a proficiency in them can also add immeasurably to an individual’s general quality of life. This specification is designed to aid and assess such development, and to encourage learners to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It will prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices; to use language to participate effectively in society and employment; and to develop their enthusiasm for reading. Different forms of assessment are appropriate to these different skills and this is recognised in this specification. Reading and Writing are assessed through controlled assessment and in two externally marked units. Speaking and Listening are assessed in a variety of different situations during the course. GCSE Subject Criteria for English require that learners become critical readers of a range of texts, including multimodal texts. They should read a rich range of poetry, prose, and drama, including a text from the English, Welsh or Irish literary heritage, a text from different culture or tradition, and a play by Shakespeare. GCSE Subject Criteria for English require learners to write accurately and fluently, choosing content and adapting style and language to a wide range of forms, media, contexts, audiences and purposes, and adapting form to a wide range of styles and genres. These requirements are met by this specification. GCSE Subject Criteria for English require that in speaking and listening learners present and listen to information and ideas; respond appropriately to the questions and views of others; participate in a range of real life contexts in and beyond the classroom, adapting talk to situation and audience and using standard English where appropriate; select and use a range of techniques and creative approaches to explore ideas, texts and issues in scripted and improvised work.

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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