Presentation on theme: "AQA English Language (2015) AQA English Literature (2015)"— Presentation transcript:
1 AQA English Language (2015) AQA English Literature (2015)
2 New GCSEs for 2015-17: What’s changed? No coursework or controlled assessment – all assessment is from exams in May/June 2017A*-G grades are replaced by grades 1-9Some changes to texts and unit topicsMore freedom to teach reading and writing skills!
3 100% Exam AQA GCSE English Language (2015) AQA GCSE English Literature (2015)Explorations in Creative Reading and WritingReading an ‘unseen’ fiction textDescriptive or narrative writing1 hour 45 minutesWorth 50% of the GCSEShakespeare and the 19th Century NovelOne question on MacbethOne question on A Christmas CarolNo copies of the texts40% of GCSEWriters’ Viewpoints and PerspectivesComparing two non-fiction textsWriting to present a viewpointModern texts and PoetryOne question on Animal FarmOne comparative question on poems from the Poetry AnthologyOne question on an ‘unseen’ poem2 hours 15 minutesWorth 60% of the GCSESpoken LanguageAssessed by the teacher throughoutMarked by the teacher0% of the GCSE
4 A*-G Grades Replaced by 1-9 For your child:987654321Spread of top grades has been increased to avoid ‘bunching’ at the topThe rough equivalent of a C grade is the bottom of grade 4A similar percentage of pupils nationally are expected to achieve grades 4-9 as have achieved grades A*-C in the pastIn the past:A*ABCDEFG
5 Texts and Unit Topics A1 A2 Sp1 Sp2 Su1 Su2 Y10 Animal Farm A1A2Sp1Sp2Su1Su2Y10Animal FarmPoetry AnthologyReading Literary FictionDescriptive/ Narrative WritingMacbethLiterature Paper 2 MockLit Paper 2 MockLang Paper 1 MockMacbeth QuestionY11Reading non-FictionA Christmas CarolNon-Fiction: Writing from a viewpointUnseen Poetry Skills / AnthologyRevision skillsand ExamsLit Paper 1 Mock
6 More Freedom to Teach English Skills! The new course creates more time for:Looking at different perspectives on issues raised by a textUnderstanding the history behind Animal Farm (Communism and the Russian revolution), Macbeth (Elizabethan England) and A Christmas Carol (Victorian England)Reading and writing skills that will enhance your child’s life
7 What can you do to help?Reasoning, forming arguments and thinking of different perspectives – talk to them and help them with these skills!The Russian Revolution, and Elizabethan and Victorian England – test your knowledge and theirs!Reading widely and regularly – make sure your child has a book on the go, and they have a varied diet of quality fiction and non-fiction.Make sure they have a clear, calm space to do their homework.BBC Bitesize is a good place to go for curriculum knowledge.