Students study for two GCSEs in English Language and English Literature.
The course is 100% assessed through examinations at the end of Year 11.
Students will explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. They will examine and compare how language is used to create different effects for the reader. Within English Language, students will also be required to write creatively and express their point of view based on a particular writing scenario.
Students will study a wide variety of literature from different time periods and authors. Students will read Shakespeare along with a range of modern and Literary Heritage poetry. In addition, students will develop the skills of comparison and responding to unseen poetry. Modern drama, such as ‘Blood Brothers’ or ‘An Inspector Calls’ will also be included in the teaching of this course.
GCSE English Language and Literature - Exam Support