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1 Results 2016

2 Studying English at GCSE
Brand new specification Overview of courses. What students can expect. How parents can help. Mr Adam Simpson (Head of English) Mrs Hannah McNally (KS4 Co-ordinator)

3 Brand new specification
Exams now graded 9-1, not A*-G. No controlled assessment. Exams have no tiers. All pupils now required to study Shakespeare & a 19th Century Novel. A greater emphasis on 'technical accuracy.'

4 New 1-9 Grading System

5 GCSE Course All students will take two GCSEs.
GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature. Both GCSEs include: Final exams in May/June 2016. Note: No controlled assessments or coursework

6 English Language 100% final examination.

7 Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Non-examination Assessment: Spoken Language What's assessed Section A: Reading One literature fiction text Section B: Writing Descriptive or narrative writing What’s assessed One non-fiction text and One literary non-fiction text Writing to present a Viewpoint Presenting Responding to questions and feedback Use of Standard English Assessed Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes 80 marks 50% of GCSE Teacher set throughout course Marked by teacher Separate endorsement (0% weighting of GCSE) Questions Reading (40 marks) (25%) – one single text 1 short form question (1 x 4 marks) 2 longer form questions (2 x 8 marks) 1 extended question (1 x 20 marks) Writing (40 marks) (25%) 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy) – two linked texts (1 x 8, 1 x 12 marks) (1 x 16 marks)

8 English Literature 100% final examination

9 Paper 1: Shakespeare and the Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry
19th-century novel Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry What's assessed Shakespeare The 19th-century novel Modern texts Poetry Unseen poetry How it's assessed Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes 64 marks 40% of GCSE (Spelling, punctuation and vocabulary = 2.5%) Written exam: 2 hour 15 minutes 96 marks 60% of GCSE Questions Section A Shakespeare Students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole. Section B The 19th-century novel Students will answer one question on their novel of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel and then to write about the novel as a whole. Section A Modern texts Students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or drama text. Section B Poetry Students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster. Section C Unseen poetry Students will answer one question on one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.

10 What texts will be studied?
Shakespeare 19th Century Modern Texts Poetry Choose one of: Macbeth Romeo and Juliet The Tempest The Merchant of Venice Much Ado About Nothing Julius Caesar Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Great Expectations Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre Mary Shelley Frankenstein Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Sign of Four JB Priestley An Inspector Calls Willy Russell Blood Brothers Alan Bennett The History Boys Dennis Kelly DNA Simon Stephens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (play script) Shelagh Delaney A Taste of Honey William Golding Lord of the Flies AQA Anthology Telling Tales George Orwell Animal Farm Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go Meera Syal Anita and Me Stephen Kelman Pigeon English Love and relationships collection. Power and conflict collection

11 Course Delivery Each half term will cover a different aspect of the English Language or English Literature exam. At specified tracking points throughout the year exam based assessments will take place which will allow us to monitor the progress of all pupils. Dates of these assessments will be communicated to parents/guardians via SIMS.

12 Revision and intervention classes
Revision classes Will be offered in the final term of year 11 run up to the final exam in May/June Intervention classes Ongoing throughout the course as and when needs arise based on assessment data.

13 What students can expect:
To be given clear guidance and deadlines for preparation time for each exam practice task. To receive detailed feedback and to respond to this during lesson time. To be working for longer on one topic than at Key Stage 3. To be required to research and read ahead. To be required to work independently.

14 Revision Materials English Reading and Writing Workbooks are available from the Student Office. Students may also wish to purchase the study guides for the novels/plays studied on the Literature course; these are available at all good book stores. Details of specific novels studied by the class will be provided by English teachers.

15 How parents can help Check SIMS for dates of exam practice assessments. Ask them to tell you about texts they are studying and how they respond to them. Encourage them to read a range of fiction and non-fiction, particularly newspapers. Encourage them to use revision study guides. Don’t believe, “I’ve no work for English”. There is always something to do! Follow us on Twitter. Christleton KS4 English @ChristletonEng

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