ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Course Assessment

100% Written Examination

Part 1:  Exploration into creative reading and writing

Part 2:  Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives

What We Study

GCSE English Language is designed on the basis that students should read and be assessed on high quality, challenging texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.  Each text studied represents a substantial piece of writing and makes significant demands on students in terms of content, structure and the quality of language.  The texts, across a range of genres and types, support students in developing their own writing by providing effective models.  The texts will include literature and extended literary non-fiction and other writing such as essays, reviews and journalism (both printed and online).

Spoken Language

Students are asked to deliver an accredited piece of Speaking and Listening which assesses their:

  • Presenting Information and Ideas:  selecting and organising information and ideas effectively and persuasively for prepared spoken presentations; planning effectively for different purposes and audiences; making presentations and speeches.
  • Responding to Spoken Language:  listening to and responding appropriately to any questions and feedback.
  • Spoken Standard English:  expressing ideas using Standard English whenever and wherever appropriate.