Presentation on theme: "AQA ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE & ENGLISH LITERATURE GCSE"— Presentation transcript:
1 AQA ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE & ENGLISH LITERATURE GCSE MALMESBURY SCHOOLAQA ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE & ENGLISH LITERATURE GCSESubject changes from 2015First Exam 2017
2 MAIN CHANGES TWO YEAR COURSES – First Exam 2017 NO COURSEWORK 100% EXAMINATION for both subjects.4 written examinations and a Speaking and Listening Test.SPEAKING & LISTENING not part of the grade for English Language GCSEGRADES – Now in numbers from 1 to 9
3 What do the New Grades Mean? NEW Number GradeOld Letter Grade(Approximate)9A*8A – A*7A6A - B5C - B4D - C3D2E1F - G
4 Marking Students’ Work There is no information on how the grade boundaries will be decided.There is no criteria for each of the 9 GradesThe AQA Exam Board criteria falls into:6 Bands for Literature4 Bands for LanguageWe have made an estimation of how these Bands fit the 9 Grades.
5 How do students know what to do to improve their grades? All students have been given exam board criteria which we have linked to the new Grades.All students have been given clear personal learning checklists.All students have been given an outline of both GCSEs and course content.
6 An example of part of the assessment guidelines given to students Tot30BandAOTypical FeaturesBand 5Thoughtful, developed considerationAO1Thoughtful, developed response to task and whole textApt references integrated into interpretation621-25AO2Examination of writer’s methods with subject terminology used effectively to support consideration of methodsExamination of effects of writer’s methodsAO3Thoughtful consideration of ideas/perspectives/contextual factors shown by examination of detailed links between context / text/taskBand 4Clear understandingClear explained response to task and whole textEffective use of references to support explanation516-20Clear, explanation of writer’s methods with appropriate use of relevant terminologyUnderstanding of the effects of writer’s methods on the readerClear understanding of ideas/ perspectives/contextual factors shown by specific links between context/text/task
8 The Course English Language Exam Paper 1 EXPLORATIONS IN CREATIVE READING AND WRITING Timing – 1 hour 45 Minutes Reading: an extract from a 20th or 21st century novel. Students answer 4 questions on the extract. Writing: Choice of 2 writing tasks. Description or Story. The exam time includes 15 minutes for reading the source extract.
9 English Language Paper 2 TIME: 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES WRITERS’ VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVES Reading: 4 Questions on TWO sources: an extract from a 19thcentury non-fiction extract and a non-fiction extract from either the 20th or 21st century. Writing: ONE formal writing task linked to a specific audience and form linked to the topic of the reading sources.
10 English Literature Paper 1 SHAKESPEARE AND THE 19TH CENTURY NOVEL (40%) TIME: 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES 15 minutes reading time; 45 minutes for each section. SECTION A - SHAKESPEARE 34 MARKS (4 FOR SPAG) There will be ONE question on the play studied Students will be given a short extract from the play and they will analyse the extract and link it to the whole play.
11 Shakespeare Plays. The Choices: Romeo & JulietMacbethThe TempestMerchant of VeniceMuch Ado About NothingJulius Caesar
12 English Literature Paper 1 (cont) SECTION B - 19th Century Novel 30 MARKS ONE question on one novel.Students given a short extract from the novel and they will write an analysis of the extract and link it to the whole novel.Novel Choices:The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeA Christmas CarolGreat ExpectationsJane EyrePride and PrejudiceFrankensteinThe Sign of Four
13 English Literature Paper 2 PAPER 2 - MODERN TEXTS AND POETRY (60%) 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES - 45 minutes for each section. SECTION A - Modern Texts - 34 MARKS (4 FOR SPAG) Choose one question from a choice of two. SECTION B - Anthology Poetry - 30 MARKS ONE question. One poem from the cluster will be printed on the exam paper together with a list of all the poems in the cluster. Students will COMPARE the poem printed with ONE other poem of their choice from the cluster studied.
14 English Literature Paper 2 (cont) SECTION C – UNSEEN POETRY MARKSThere will be TWO new poems and TWO questions to answer.QUESTION marksStudents will write about the first poem only.QUESTION 2 8 marksStudents will be asked to COMPARE the similarities and/or differences in the ways the TWO poets have presented their ideas using details from both poems.
15 Modern Play Choices: An Inspector Calls – JB Priestley Blood Brothers – Willy RusselThe History Boys – Alan BennettDNA – Denis KellyA Taste of Honey – Shelagh DelaneyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Play Script) – Simon Stephens
16 Modern Novel Choices: Lord of the Flies – William Golding Animal Farm – George OrwellNever Let Me Go – Kazuo IshiguroAnita and Me – Meera SyalPigeon English – Stephen KelmanStudents answer on one text. Either a play or a novel.
17 English Language GCSE and English Literature GCSE In Summary: TWO YEAR COURSES – First Exam 2017 Year 11NO COURSEWORK for either subject, so it is important that students revise throughout the two years and keep comprehensive notes and feedback from teachersHigh emphasis in both subjects on READING.100% EXAMINATION for both subjects.4 written examinations in total and a Speaking and Listening Test.2 Literature Exams2 Language ExamsSPEAKING & LISTENING not part of the grade for English Language GCSE. This will receive a separate gradeGRADES – Now in numbers from 1 to 9All students have copies of the course outline for both subjectsAll students have copies of pupil learning checklists.