Year 10 Information Evening
English subject workshop
How the courses break down
English Language (4705):
English Literature (9715):
Unit 1: Non-fiction exam
(60%)
Unit 2: Speaking & Listening
(compulsory unit)
Unit 3: Controlled
Assessment portfolio (40%)
Unit 1: Modern texts exam
(40%)
Unit 2: Poetry exam (35%)
Unit 3: Shakespeare &
poetry Controlled
Assessment (25%)
Work Completed thus far
Controlled Assessments
• Creative Writing (7.5%)
• Extended Literary Text study(15%)
The rest of Year 10
• Autumn term:
– Creative writing skills and controlled assessment (7%)
• Spring Term:
– Spoken language study (10%) and Speaking & Listening skills
– Commencement of Language Unit 1 reading and writing skills
– Creative writing controlled assessment (7%)
• Summer Term:
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Language Unit 1 reading and writing mock exam (representative of 60%)
Begin Literature Unit 2 Poetry anthology set poems (23%)
Mock-exam debrief
Creative writing controlled assessment (7%)
Literature Unit 1 set texts (modern novel) set as holiday reading (20%)
• = English-only & English Language GCSE
• = English Literature GCSE
Year 11
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Autumn term:
– Shakespeare and ELH poetry controlled assessment (25%)
– November mock exams: Language Unit 1 (60%) and Literature unseen poetry
(12%)
– Commence teaching of Literature Unit 1 modern text (20%)
Spring Term:
– Complete Literature Unit 1 modern text (20%) and Speaking & Listening skills
– Revisit Of Mice and Men for Literature Unit 1 Exploring Cultures (20%)
– Complete study of Literature Unit 2 Poetry texts and skills (35%)
– Rolling revision programme for Language Unit 1 exam (60%)
Summer Term:
– Final in-class revision sessions, exam debrief and target setting
– May 2016 = Literature Unit 1 and Unit 2 exams (total 75%)
– June 2016 = Language Unit 1 exam (60%)
• = English-only & English Language GCSE
• = English Literature GCSE
What extra support do we offer?
• Twice-weekly lunchtime ‘English Clinic’ on Tuesday and Thursday
(with exam-specific guidance for mock-exams)
• All homeworks geared towards boosting independent learning
skills (all resources and available on ShowMyHomework each
week)
• Past exam papers and mark schemes are all available on the AQA
website.
• All English teachers available for advice in face-to-face
conversation or via email
• Recommended wider-reading texts through the use of our new
book trees.
Book Trees
“Reading is to the mind
what exercise is to the
body.”
Joseph Addison
What can you do to support your child?
English Language
Encourage them to take an interest in current news
Stories and to think about how they are reported
See if they can highlight the key points
in a text
Challenge them to identify presentational
devices in leaflets and to explain their effect
ncourage them to read broadsheet newspapers
What can you do to support your child?
English Literature
vest in study guides for the set
xts
nsure they read the set texts!
k them what the text is about…
Watch film versions (many are
available in
The school library)
Encourage the use of sites, like
GCSE Bitesize to support revision
What can you do to support your child
in English Language and Literature
Encourage them to take an interest in current news
Stories and to think about how they are reported
Invest in study guides for the set
texts
See if they can highlight the key points
in a text
Watch film versions of novels and
plays (many are available in the
school library)
Challenge them to identify presentational
devices in leaflets and to explain their effect
Ensure they read the set texts!
Ask them what the text is about…
Encourage them to read broadsheet newspapers
Encourage the use of sites, like
GCSE Bitesize to support revision
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Year 10 Information Evening