Presentation on theme: "GCSE English Language and Literature. What’s involved with each? GCSE English Language Exam 40% 4 th June S&L Tasks 20% Controlled Assessment (4 essays)"— Presentation transcript:
What’s involved with each? GCSE English Language Exam 40% 4 th June S&L Tasks 20% Controlled Assessment (4 essays) 40% GCSE Literature Exam 1 40% 20 th May Exam 2 35% 23 rd May Controlled Assessment (1 essay) 25%
What Can You Do To Help? Controlled Assessment Deadline: 4 th 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Revision Revision Timetable from Monday 25 th February Websites –BBC Bitesize – on-line revision activities –AQA Website – past exam papers TuesdayLiterature Revision: Mrs Pentney, En3 Language Writing Higher: Mrs Matchett, En6 Language Writing Foundation: Miss Cork, En4 WednesdayLanguage Reading Higher: Ms James, En7 Language Reading Foundation: Miss White, En2