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GCSE: English Language

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 601/4292/3
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time

Overview


Details

The course is comprised of two separate GCSE qualifications, English Language and English Literature. Across both courses students will be studying a range of poems, novels and plays, and through these exploring writers’ craft through theme, characterisation and context, as well as analysing the effect of language, structure and form on an audience. Students will also be developing their own creative writing to suit purpose and audience.

How will it be delivered?

English Language 
Assessment:
Paper 1 (1:45 minute written exam, 50 %) 
Section A: Reading an fiction extract and responding to analysis questions.
Section B: Writing a descriptive or narrative piece in response to a given task.
Paper 2
(1:45 minute written exam, 50 %)
Section A: Reading one fiction text and one literary non fiction text, and responding to analysis questions. 
Section B: Writing to present a viewpoint on a given topic.
Non examination Assessment: Spoken Language 
This is a teacher assessed presentation on any topic using standard English and responding to questions and feedback.
English Literature 
Assessment:
Paper 1 (1:45 minute written exam, 40%)
Section A: One essay question on the study of a play written by William Shakespeare (Macbeth)
Section B: One question on the study of a 19th Century novel (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)
Paper 2 (2:15 minute written exam, 60%)
Section A: One essay question on the study of a modern text (An Inspector Calls)
Section B: One comparative questions on poems studied (Power and Conflict cluster)
Section C: One question on an unseen poem and one question comparing this with anther unseen poem. 

Entry requirements

To access the Level 2 pathway students will need a majority of Grade 3's at GCSE. Students will be required to retake this subject if they didn't obtain a Grade 4.

Your next steps...

You could take this course to prepare for further courses such as A/AS Levelor a vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to English.

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