GCSE – English Language


This course is for students who have studied at Key Stage 4 and have achieved a grade D. The course develops the reading and writing skills acquired previously in a clear and structured manner.

  • Who Is This Course For?

    This course is for students who have studied at Key Stage 4 and have achieved a grade D. The course develops the reading and writing skills acquired previously in a clear and structured manner.

  • Course Details:

    Exam Board

    Eduqas (WJEC)

    Content outline

    Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing

    Section A – Reading
    Understanding of one prose extract of literature from the 20th century assessed through a range of structured questions

    Section B – Prose Writing
    One creative writing task selected from a choice of four titles

    Component 2: 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing

    Section A – Reading
    Understanding of two extracts of high-quality non-fiction writing, one from the 19th century, the other from the 21st century, assessed through a range of structured questions

    Section B – Writing
    Two compulsory transactional/persuasive writing tasks

    Component 3: Spoken Language

    One presentation/speech, including responses to questions and feedback
    Achievement in Spoken Language will be reported as part of the qualification, but it will not form part of the final mark and grade.

     

    Method of assessment

    There will be two written examinations at the end of the year, which will constitute 100% of the GCSE English Language award.

    Grading

    The new 9-1 grading system will be used, replacing the existing A*- G GCSE grades as per the Department of Education GCSE reforms for first award in 2017.

    The English Department at Wyke Sixth Form College

    The English Department provides a wide range of specialisms and enthusiasms. We teach in The Wilson Building, in spacious classrooms which allow us to accommodate a variety of activities.

    The Department comprises:

    • David Green (Head of Faculty and A level English Language)
    • Jenny West (Head of A level English Literature and GCSE English Language)
    • Jamie Farrow (Head of A level English Language & Literature and GCSE English Literature)
    • Catherine Baker
    • Mark Eyre
    • Claire Michallat
    • Annabel Robinson
    • Meg Williams
    • Sarah Watts
    • Dianne Wood
  • Progression:

    Students who successfully pass their single level two year at Wyke can look to progress onto level three at the College or use their qualifications to access another course, apprenticeship or employment opportunity offered by another provider.