Presentation on theme: "English in Year 10 Overview and expectations. Tiers and Setting Pupils are set in Year 10; There are 3 ‘bands’ (X, Y or Z) and students are split into."— Presentation transcript:
Tiers and Setting Pupils are set in Year 10; There are 3 ‘bands’ (X, Y or Z) and students are split into 4 or 5 sets per band; There are two tiers of entry for English – Higher (Grades A*-D) and Foundation (Grades C-G). We decide which tier pupils sit in Y11, once controlled assessments are complete and after mock exams; Pupils’ tier entries DO NOT depend on their set – they depend on individual student performance and are decided by the English teacher after careful consideration of what is best for them.
Controlled Assessments Controlled assessments are essays and writing pieces that all count towards both final GCSE marks. Topics are studied in class and then students complete an assessment on it. These assessments are completed in class under exam conditions.
Year 10 English Overview of the course THREE written controlled assessments - Reading - A response to the reading of one or more non-fiction text(s) (10% of English Language) - Writing – a sustained response to either a creative/imaginative or transactional/persuasive/discursive writing tasks from a list specified by WJEC (10% of English Language) - Shakespeare and linked poetry (25% of English Literature) TWO speaking and listening activities (20% - Lang) In total, controlled assessments count towards 25% of the final English Literature grade and 40% of the final English Language grade. Pupils achieve TWO GCSEs at the end of Year 11.
So what do the students do in Y11? Revising the ‘other cultures’ set text that they begin reading at the end of Year 10. This is Section A of the English Literature exam Paper 1. Reading and working on the Literature paper 2 set texts (novel and play) Preparing for the English Language exams Studying previously unseen poetry in preparation for the exams.
Exams (Year 11) English Language (1hr 45 each) 30% each Exam 1: Section A (15%): Reading of unseen prose by a major writer Section B (15%): One imaginative writing task Exam 2: Section A (15%): Reading of instructional / explanatory / persuasive media texts Section B (15%): One explanatory / persuasive writing task. English Literature (2 hours each) Exam 1 (35%): Poetry and Prose Section A: Different Cultures Prose (21%) A question from the ‘different cultures’ set text (novel) studied in class (linked to your controlled assessment) Section B: Contemporary poetry (14%) Unseen poetry comparison Exam 2 (40%): Drama and Prose Section A (20%): Questions based on the set text (play) Section B (20%): Questions based on the set text (prose)
How can I support my child’s learning? Encourage them to read through their work regularly; Continue to encourage them to read frequently and widely; Try and have a copy of their set texts at home; Encourage them to use the library for set text support books; Moodle; Online resources; Talk to them about their learning.