Pupils learn to read and respond to various texts. They will learn to write in a specific manner (eg to argue, persuade or advise) using correct grammar, spelling and sentence structure.
UNIT 1 - Understanding and Producing Non-Fiction Texts
External Examination – 2 hours
40% of the total GCSE marks
Section A: Reading – 1 hour
20% of the total marks – four compulsory questions based on three reading sources
Section B : Writing – 1 hour
20% of the total GCSE marks – two compulsory writing tasks – one shorter task worth 16 marks and one longer task worth 24 marks
20% of the total GCSE marks – three equally weighted activities:
- discussing and listening
- role playing
UNIT 3 - Understanding Spoken and Written Texts and Writing Creatively
Part a: Extended Reading – 15% of the total GCSE marks – 3-4 hours
Part b: Creative Writing – 15% of the total GCSE marks – 3-4 hours
Part c: Spoken Language Study – 10% of the total GCSE marks – 2-3 hours
Start date: September.
Duration: 2 years.
How is it delivered?: Usually as part of a full-time programme.
Availability: Current and continuing.
Time Slot: Daytime.
WHO CAN DO IT? Age range: 14 - 16.
WHAT WILL YOU BE WORKING TOWARDS?
Qualification: AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE in English A (100/1977/7).
Awarding Body: AQA.
Sector: Languages, Literature and Culture of the British Isles.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU HAVE FINISHED?
What other learning could you do:
You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in English or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification.
With further training, you could go into a job related to English such as a teaching, journalism or editing to name a few.
You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
To find out more about this qualification, contact our Admissions Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01892 520902, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.
Also see related pages: Academic Curriculum