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English GCSE Resit at Raynes Park High School

Course description

The skill that employers most value is communication so it is fortunate that GCSE English is compulsory!  This GCSE course will prepare students for higher education and the world of work through learning about written communication and spoken communication.  English also exercises and develops critical and lateral thinking skills, leading to students becoming good problem solvers

Course content

You will learn to command language in an accurate and sophisticated fashion in both a written and spoken context. You will also learn to interpret and understand texts from poetry to films.  You will study one novel, a play, a collection of poetry from pre -1914 and you will also complete a creative writing unit. You will complete controlled assessments which test your understanding of the above topics.  You will also give speeches to your class and teacher and be assessed on your ability to communicate in a group situation.  There are also reading and writing exams at the end of the course in year eleven.


Assessment in English is continuous.  We are constantly monitoring your ability to understand and interpret information and your ability to write properly.  You will complete a controlled assessment at least once every half term.


Future opportunities

A grade C or above in GCSE English will open many doors of opportunity for you and it is in fact often the bench mark against which students are measured when colleges and universities are selecting students.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raynes Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2017
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