The subject includes reading and analysis of a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods. A wide range of sources will also be used as stimulus for creative writing tasks, in order to develop written skills.
The course is for those who require a grade 4-5 (grade C in the old spec) for progression onto vocational courses, higher education courses or for employment purposes. It is also suitable for those who are interested in developing their analytical reading skills and written skills.
On completion of the course you will achieve a grade 9-1 in GCSE English Language. A grade 4 and above is equivalent to a C – A* in the old specification.
Progress onto higher level vocational courses, A levels (dependent on other GCSE qualifications), Higher Education courses (dependent on other qualifications), employment that requires good reading and written skills and any other employment.
Develop reading, writing and spoken language skills.
Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (how writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to engage the interest of readers).
Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives (how different writers present a similar topic over time).
Developing good speaking and listening skills for a range of situations.
Mondays 10.00am – 12.00 (noon)
Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Mondays 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Mondays 6pm – 8pm
2 exams and a non-exam spoken language assessment.
Exam Paper 1 Exploration in Creative Reading and Writing
Exam Paper 2 Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives