GCSE English Language

Qualification: GCSE

Examining board: Edexcel

Course specification:

GCSE English Language

Course leaders: Ms Huntley and Mrs Bell

Years taught: 9, 10, 11

What will I be doing on this course?

We have chosen to study for the Edexcel GCSE English Language and Literature as these qualifications are:

Through English lessons, alongside the set texts, we are able to connect the learning with anything of interest to the students which so far this year has seen us improving our creative writing skills through studying The Truman Show, analysing song lyrics alongside analysing poetry from the GCSE anthology and discussing world-wide news through our study of GCSE texts including Orwell's 'Animal Farm' and Shelley's 'Frankenstein'.

As English specialists with a keen interest in pedagogy, the department are keen to look at the best practice in teaching and learning which has seen us learning through project based learning, educational visits and using our creativity to understand the deeper meaning of the texts studied.

Year 12 GCSE English resit

Our current year 11 will be the last year to follow the Cambridge IGCSE English qualification.

Pupils in sets 1 and 2 study both English Literature and Language. Literature is a demanding yet thoroughly enjoyable course and it allows pupils to read a range of texts from 'Felicia's Journey'- a modern day text - to Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

The iGCSE pathway has a spoken element and allows our most vocal pupils to discuss a topic of their choice.

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