2017-2019 GCSE Options Booklet 3 Option Pathway

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English Language and Literature

Overview This course will provide invaluable communication skills which will prove essential for other essay based subjects at school, and also in the workplace, enabling students to communicate clearly and appropriately both verbally and in writing. Also, the course will instill the skills necessary for the interpretation of Literature. The work of the esteemed authors on the curriculum provides essential and inspirational cultural knowledge. Being able to express themselves clearly will give students the best possible chance to make valuable contributions to society. Costs As the new specifications have linear exams, students will need to have thoroughly annotated copies of the set texts. Therefore, students are expected to purchase the three set key English Literature texts through the English Department. The full cost will be approximately £12. Trips There are no compulsory trips associated with either English GCSE. Pathways Further Education: Any further education course will necessitate a pass (currently Grade 4) of either English Language or English Literature. University: English A level is a facilitating subject, useful not just for English but also any Humanity subject including History, Geography, Archaeology, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Classical Studies, Law, Politics, Semiotics and Linguistics and essay based subjects Career: Jobs directly related to your degree include: journalism, teaching, writing, editing, advertising, marketing, public relations. C ontent

Year 10

Year 11

AQA English Literature Paper 2:  Eduqas Language Component 1: 

AQA English Literature Paper 1: 

Animal Farm – George Orwell.

Macbeth – William Shakespeare.

Twentieth Century Literature Reading; Writing a Narrative. AQA Poetry Anthology Poems Past and Present: Love and Relationships. Also an unseen poetry comparison. Nineteenth and Twenty-first Century Non-Fiction Reading; Writing two pieces of Persuasive or Transactional Non-Fiction. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert L Stevenson. Spoken Language: Individual Presentation (Reported separately as a number on the GCSE certificate, but forming no part of the GCSE grade).

Revision of all Year 10 English Literature components.

Eduqas Language Component 1: 

Twentieth Century Literature Reading; Writing a Narrative.

Eduqas Language Component 2: 

Eduqas Language Component 2: 

Nineteenth and Twenty-first Century Non-Fiction Reading; Writing two pieces of Persuasive or Transactional Non-Fiction.

AQA English Literature Paper 1: 

WJEC Language Component 3: 

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