Qualification : Double GCSE
- Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing.
- Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes 40% of qualification
- Component 2: 19th and 21st Century
- Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/ Persuasive Writing. Written examination: 2 hours 60% of qualification
- Component 3: Spoken Language
- Non-exam assessment Unweighted
- Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry
- Written examination: 2 hours40% of qualification
- Component 2: Post-1914 Prose/Drama, 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry
- Written examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes 60% of qualification
Both subjects are assessed 100% by examination:
- prose: documentary and literary
- a strong reading ability
- a good standard of writing
- an ability to analyse accurately
- confident creative thinking
Post 16 Opportunities and careers
Achieving the upper bands in English or Literature will qualify students to progress to A level study in either or both subjects each of which is a highly-regarded qualification for university entrance and an excellent preparation for further study across wide range of subject-areas including Humanities, Law, Psychology, or Earth Sciences.
“Perhaps everything could be a metaphor!” Tom C.
"English is the official language of the sky! It doesn’t matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights."
Mr O'Cleirigh introduces the English course and shows some examples of what you will study!