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English Language and English Literature are undoubtedly among the most important and influential subjects learnt at school. From the necessary lifeskills of communicating through writing and speaking, to nurturing a life-long love of literature, the English Department has something to offer every learner. 
 
English Language and English Literature are undoubtedly among the most important and influential subjects learnt at school. From the necessary lifeskills of communicating through writing and speaking, to nurturing a life-long love of literature, the English Department has something to offer every learner. 
 

GCSE English 2015 onwards (first examination 2017)

GCSE English Language (Edexcel)

Paper One (40%)

·         Responding to unseen 19th century fiction.

·         Imaginative writing  

Paper Two (60%)

·         Responding to unseen 20th and 21st century non-fiction

·         Transactional writing

 In addition to this, students will be assessed on their Speaking and Listening skills.  This assessment will lead to the award of a certificate indicating their level of achievement as Pass, Merit or Distinction. 

 

GCSE English Literature (Edexcel)

Paper One (50%)

·         Shakespeare (Macbeth)
 

·         Post-1914 Literature (An Inspector Calls)

 

Paper Two (50%)

·         19th century novel (Silas Marner or A Christmas Carol)
·         Poetry
 

 

Useful websites:

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize    www.samlearning.co.uk    https://qualifications.pearson.com