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In years 10 & 11 pupils will complete a GCSE or Entry level English qualification.

 

Entry Level overview

 

 

Stimulus/text

Coursework

Imaginative writing

 

Dracula (abridged)

Horror story

Imaginative writing

 

All about Me

Autobiography

Transactional writing

 

Stone Cold

Letters

Reading

 

Gresford Disaster

That Lad

Comprehensions & newspaper article

 

Reading

UFO over Village(newspaper article)

Comprehension

Speaking & Listening

 

All about Me

Myself

(individual talk)

Speaking & Listening

 

Stone Cold

Telephone conversation(paired)

Speaking & Listening

 

Stone Cold

Homelessness

(class discussion)

 

 

GCSE Overview

Pupils of the appropriate ability will be given the opportunity to undertake the new GCSE English Language qualification during their time in KS4. An overview of the qualification can be found below:

 

Unit 1:Non examination assessment

Oracy

20%

Task 1 (10%) – Individual Researched Presentation (40 marks)

One individual, researched presentation, which may include responses to questions and feedback, based on WJEC set themes.

Task 2 (10%) – Responding and Interacting (40 marks)

One group discussion to written and/or visual stimuli provided by WJEC to initiate the discussion.

For both tasks, half of the available credit for AO1 will be awarded for the choice of appropriate register, grammatical accuracy and range of sentence structures with the remainder for content and organisation.

Unit 2:External assessment

Reading and writing: Description, Narration and Exposition

40% (2hours)

Section A (20%) – Reading (40 marks)

Understanding of at least one description, one narration and one exposition text, including continuous and non-continuous texts, assessed through a range of structured questions.

This section will also include an editing task focusing on understanding short texts at word, sentence and text level (2.5% of qualification total).

Section B (20%) – Writing (40 marks)

One writing task to be selected from a choice of two that could be either description,narration or exposition.

This section will also include one proofreading task focusing on writing accurately (2.5% of qualification total).

Half of the marks for this section will be awarded for communication and organisation (meaning, purpose, readers and structure) and the other for writing accurately (language, grammar, punctuation and spelling).

Unit 3:External assessment

Reading and writing: Argumentation, Persuasion and Instructional

40% (2hours)

Section A (20%) – Reading (40 marks)

Understanding of at least one argumentation, one persuasion and one instructional text, including continuous and non-continuous texts, assessed through a range of structured questions.

Section B (20%) – Writing (40 marks)

One compulsory argumentation writing task and one compulsory persuasion writing task.

Half of the marks for this section will be awarded for communication and organisation (meaning, purpose, readers and structure) and the other half for writing accurately (language, grammar, punctuation and spelling).