Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 4th January 2021, school will now be closed to all pupils except those of critical workers or identified as vulnerable. Learning online will be provided for Year 11 from Tuesday 5th January 2021 and all other pupils from Thursday 7th January 2021. Please follow the link below for further details.Click Here
English is who we are and what we do.
The English Language is all around is. It lives in every word we speak, every text we send and in every box set we binge-watch. It breathes through every news report that shocks us, every movie that makes us cry and every Tweet which reduces us to fits of laughter. An ability to use language and to understand how it used by those around is one of life’s most critical skills and your studies in GCSE English Language and English Literature will seek to equip you with all that you need to succeed into adult life.
You will study two GCSEs: English Language and English Literature. You will receive a separate grade for each.
English Language is divided into three areas of study:
You will build on your skills from Years 7 and 8 to become:
You will be assessed by 100% examinations, which will be externally marked. All exams will be un-tiered.
You will receive separate grades 1-9 for Language and Literature.
You will be assessed, from 2017, through:
Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (50%)
Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives (50%)
Studying English also gives you skills in:
There are various careers in English. Here are some examples:
GCSE English provides you with a suitable foundation for the continued study of English at a more advanced level e.g.
Ask your English teacher for more information and guidance.
The English Language specification is available via AQA’s website at www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse