What will this presentation cover? Part 1: GCSE English Language • Course outline • Exam dates PART 2 : GCSE English Literature • Course outline • Exam dates • What can students do to prepare for the exams?
English Language: Overview Controlled Assessment (40%) • Extended Reading: Of Mice and Men (15%) • Creative Writing (x2) (15%) • Spoken Language Study (10%) Exam (60%) • Section A: Reading • Section B: Writing Year 10 Year 11
English Language exam date: Tuesday 2nd June 2015 2hours, 15 mins
English Literature How the course is structured: Controlled Assessment (25%): Compare a theme from a Shakespeare play to a selection of poems There will be two exams: Modern Texts: TWO essay questions on ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’(40%) Poetry across time: (Comparative essay on two poems they will have studied from a cluster and an essay on an unseen poem (35%)
English Literature Exam 1 Monday 18th May 2015 Section A: An Inspector Calls (45mins) Section B: Of Mice and Men (45mins)
English Literature Exam 2 Friday 22nd May 2015 English LiteratureExam 2 – Poetry Across Time Section A: Two poems from ‘Relationships’ (45mins) Section B: Unseen poem (30mins)
What can students do to prepare? • Use websites such as BBC Bitesize and Sparknotes. • Complete past papers on the AQA website • Attend revision classes! • Work extremely hard in every English Lesson!
What will this presentation cover? PART 1: GCSE English Literature • Exam dates • What can students do to prepare for the exams? PART 2: GCSE English Language • Exam dates • What can students do to prepare for the exams? Any questions?