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GCSE English Language and English Literature

All the information you could possibly need about GCSE English Language and English Literature at The Ashcombe School
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Charis Hunn

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English Language GCSE English Literature GCSE Exam Work 40%
(Summer Year 11 exam) Unit 1a: Reading (20%) Unit 1b: Writing (20%) Controlled Assessment Work 60% Unit 3a: Extended Reading 15% Unit 3b: Creative Writing Tasks 15% Unit 3c: Spoken Language Study 10% Unit 2 Speaking and Listening 20% P1 and Q1 sets currently study 'The Crucible'
Essay c. 1200 words This year's task will be based on the theme of relationships P2, Q2 and Q3 sets currently study 'A View from the Bridge'
Essay c. 1200 words This year's task will be based on the theme of relationships All sets will complete two pieces of writing totalling c. 1200 words Task 1: write a newspaper article about a TV show you love or loathe (c.600 words) Task 2: write a creative piece based on a poetry from the AQA Anthology (c.600 words) Mark Schemes All sets will complete one essay c. 800 words analysing an extract of spoken language Unit 1: Reading and Writing 40% Overview of the course Three tasks:
a) individual spoken presentation
b) group role play
c) group discussion/debate These tasks are spread across Years 10 and 11 and may vary from year to year Mark Scheme Mark Scheme Overview of the course We are taking Route A Controlled Assessment Work 25% Exam Work 75% (Summer Year 11 exam) Unit 3: Shakespeare and the English Literary Heritage All sets study Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and Orwell's 'Animal Farm' Students write an essay c. 1000-2000 words on a theme that changes each year.

Students need to 'make links between', but not 'closely compare' the two texts. We are taking Route A Mark Scheme Sample Work from AQA for previous task Sample marked work from AQA on a different text Sample Essay from AQA AQA consider this note sheet to be beyond 'brief notes' The amount of detail on this page will not be accepted by AQA Sample essay from AQA on different texts Unit 1: Exploring Modern Texts 40% Unit 2: Poetry Across Time 35% Unit 2a: Poetry cluster
'Relationships' in AQA Anthology 'The Moon on the Tides' (23%) Unit 2b: Unseen poetry (12%) Modern Prose (20%) Exploring Cultures (20%) P1 and Q1 sets will study Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' P2, Q2 and Q3 sets will study short stories in the AQA Anthology 'Sunlight on the Grass' P1 and Q1 sets will study Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' P2, Q2 and Q3 sets will study Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' One question based on an extract from the novel.
One question linking this extract to the rest of the novel. Students will study 15 poems in lessons. In the exam they will compare two of these poems. They will be given a 'clean' copy of the Anthology in the exam. Students will be given an unseen poem in the exam and will write about it, using the skills they have learned while studying the Anthology cluster. There are fewer marks available for this question than the first, reflecting the fact that it is unseen. Reading questions Items for Reading Questions Writing questions Mark Scheme Students will spend 4 weeks on this unit. They will investigate speech that is particular to a workplace. Students will spend 3 weeks on each of these pieces of work Year 10 Spring &
Summer Terms Year 10
Autumn
Term Year 10
Summer Term Year 11
Autumn Term Year 11
Spring Term Year 10 Autumn & Spring Terms Chronological Order of Units: Year 10 Autumn Term:
Spoken Language Study - 4 weeks (CA)
Extended Reading - 6 weeks (CA)
Shakespeare (Macbeth) and the English Literary Heritage (Animal Farm) (Literature CA) - 3 weeks Spring Term:
Shakespeare (Macbeth) and the English Literary Heritage (Animal Farm) (Literature CA) - 10 weeks
Creative Task 1 - 3 weeks (CA)
Creative Task 2 - 3 weeks (CA) Summer Term:
Creative Task 2 - 3 weeks (CA)
Poetry Cluster (Relationships) and unseen poetry skills - 5 weeks (Year 11 Lit. exam) Year 11 Autumn Term:
Exploring Cultures novel - either To Kill a Mockingbird or Of Mice and Men - 7 weeks (Year 11 Lit. exam)
Reading and writing skills - 6 weeks (Year 11 Lang. exam) Spring Term:
Modern Prose - either Lord of the Flies or AQA Anthology short stories - 8 weeks
In class revision covering all 6 sections of the 3 exams (1x English Language, 2x English Literature) - 6 weeks Year 10
Autumn Term Year 11
Autumn Term
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