Presentation on theme: "English Language and English Literature 2015 onwards"— Presentation transcript:
1 English Language and English Literature 2015 onwards GCSEEnglish Language and English Literature2015 onwards
2 You will be studying for TWO separate GCSEs in your English Lessons You will be studying for TWO separate GCSEs in your English Lessons. These are: English Language And English Literature Level 3 courses at schools and college will probably be looking for grade 5 and above in Maths and English. If you do not achieve this by the end of Year 11, then you have to continue to re-take these subjects until you gain this grade or turn 18 This makes these two subjects particularly important.
3 There is NO coursework for either of the English GCSE’s There is NO coursework for either of the English GCSE’s. You will sit: Two Exams for English Language and Two Exams for English Literature. You will not be allowed to take your Literature texts into the exams and will have to learn quotes off by heart. You will need to start to learn these in Year 10.
4 English Language (1 WHOLE GCSE) Paper One: Explorations in Creative Reading and WritingSection A: Readingone literature fiction textSection B: Writingdescriptive or narrative writingWritten exam: 1 hour 45 minutes80 marks50% of GCSE
5 Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Section A: Readingone non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction textSection B: Writingwriting to present a viewpointWritten exam: 1 hour 45 minutes80 marks50% of GCSE
6 English Literature (One WHOLE GCSE) Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th-century novelShakespeare play: MacbethThe 19th-century novel: (A Christmas Carol or Jekyll and Hyde)Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes64 marks40% of GCSE
7 Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry Modern prose or drama texts: Blood Brothers / Short Stories or Animal FarmThe Poetry AnthologyUnseen poetryWritten exam: 2 hour 15 minutes96 marks60% of GCSE