Summer Exams What you need to know Edexcel 2010 website
Summer exams • ONLY X band and Y1 English groups. So if taught by: • Miss Gilmour, Mrs Sudra, Miss Marshall, Mr Cleveleyor Miss Vasey • Rest of Y band: • Resit Controlled Assessment Unit 1 • Sit exam in January Year 11
English Literature Unit 11 hour 45 mins • 50% overall GCSE grade • Friday 10th June pm • This will mean that you will have to arrange your own transport home. A letter is going home this week. • Section A – Literary Heritage text. You will work with an extract. • Section B – Different Cultures text. You will have a choice of 2 essay questions to answer.
English Literature Unit 11 hour 45 mins • Clean copies of the two texts will be provided in the exam. • Timings: • 55 mins Literary Heritage text (plus 5 mins reading time) • 45 mins Different Cultures text
English Language Unit 21 hour 45 mins • 40% overall GCSE grade • Wednesday 15th June pm • Section A – Different Cultures text. You will be working with an extract firstly and then you will have to find an extract of your own from another part of the text • Section B – Writing. You will have a choice of 2 tasks.
English Language Unit 21 hour 45 mins • Section A • You will be asked about how language ‘influences’ the reader . Think of this as how language presents the idea / character or event. • The focus is on language so you must select language choices and also comment of what type of language it is. Eg. Verbs, pronouns, imperatives etc • You will have a clean copy of ‘Of Mice and Men’ to use.
English Language Unit 21 hour 45 mins • Timings: • 50 mins Different Cultures text (plus 10 mins reading time) • 20 mins part a (5 mins to read + annotate extract) • 30 mins part b (5 mins to find own extract) • 45 mins Writing
Section BWriting • Check list: • Clear paragraphs • Language devices • Connective words and phrases • Interesting and appropriate vocab choices • Advanced punctuation such as colons and semi-colons. • Aim to write 6 paragraphs
Revision Books Student workbooks are available to buy priced at £5.99. These are available for Amazon or Waterstones. ISBN: 978-1-84690-711-1 (Higher tier) ISBN: 978-1-84690-944-3 (Foundation tier)