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  1. GCSE English Language and Literature

  2. What’s involved with each? GCSE English Language • Exam 40% 4th June • S&L Tasks 20% • Controlled Assessment (4 essays) 40% GCSE Literature • Exam 1 40% 20th May • Exam 2 35% 23rd May • Controlled Assessment (1 essay) 25%

  3. What Can You Do To Help? • Controlled Assessment Deadline: 4th March • Complete folders • Improved controlled assessment grades • Revision • Discussion of texts • Resources: poetry anthologies, short story anthologies/An Inspector Calls, Of Mice & Men, CGP guides • Encourage students to attend revision sessions.

  4. Currently underway.. Language • Retake of one controlled assessment essay on Tuesday’s from 2.40. • CGP Revision Guides for all students • Revision sessions to begin after half term Literature • Retake of Shakespeare controlled assessment essay on Wednesday’s from 2.40 • Revision sessions to begin after half term

  5. What is in Each Paper? • GCSE English Language • Exam 1 • Reading: Non-fiction and Media Texts • Writing: Argue, Persuade or Advise • Writing: Inform, Explain or Describe • GCSE English Literature • Exam 1 • Novel: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck • 7 short stories from ‘Sunlight on the Grass’ Anthology or ‘An Inspector Calls’ • Exam 2 • Poetry: 15 poems from one section in the ‘Moon on the Tides’ Anthology

  6. GCSE English Language: Writing Section • Check through previous work, paying attention to teacher’s comments and targets. • Do some practice questions and look for the obvious things: • Paragraphs • Variety of Sentence Structures • Correct use of punctuation • Spelling

  7. GCSE English Language: Reading Section • Collect your junk mail! • Look at a variety of texts including: • leaflets, • fliers, • articles, • web sites • and biographies • Purpose • Audience • Language • Presentation

  8. Literature Exam 1 • Section A: Short Stories/ An Inspector Calls Read the stories/play and discuss themes, characters and ideas with them • Section B: Of Mice and Men • Read the book and discuss it with them • Discuss the different characters and your opinions of them • Discuss how the characters reflect 1930s American life

  9. Literature Exam 2 Poetry Cluster Know the 15 poems from ONE of the Clusters and talk about: • WHAT the poet is trying to say • HOW the poet gets the message across • Compare the poems: • Choose any 3 poems and play ‘Odd One Out’ to start thinking about similarities and differences between the poems.

  10. Revision • Revision Timetable from Monday 25th February • Websites • BBC Bitesize – on-line revision activities • AQA Website – past exam papers