GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (RESIT)
Course leader: Mrs M. Baggaley
Aims of the course:
- Students who have not achieved at least a grade 4 in either English Language GCSE or English Literature GCSE will be working towards achieving a grade 4 in English Language.
What are lessons like?
- The content of the GCSE English Language papers are covered in a year. The lessons are taught in small groups by experienced teachers with regular opportunities for assessment.
What are exams like?
Students will complete two examination papers:
- Paper 1 – Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing. Read a short fiction extract, answer four reading questions to analyse the writer’s methods, write a description or narrative.
- Paper 2 – Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives. Read two non-fiction texts, answer four reading questions to analyse and compare the texts, write a non- fiction text (letter, leaflet, article, essay or speech).
Examinations will take place in November for a small number of students with results published in January. The majority of students will sit their English Language examination in June with results published in August.
Recommended prior learning/entry requirements:
- Any student who has not attained at least a grade 4 in either English Language GCSE or English Literature GCSE will need to be working towards achieving a Grade 4 in English Language.
Recommended additional reading:
- It is strongly recommended that students read regularly and as widely as possible from a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Where can this course lead to?
- GCSE English is usually required by Universities and employers. A minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English language or literature is an essential requirement for most level 3 courses at Sixth Form.
Why study resit English at St Mary’s College Sixth Form?
- We are a supportive department with small class sizes and an impressive track record. Students receive a high level of contact hours with specialised English teachers as well as additional opportunities for revision.