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English Department

Form 1

Form 2

Form 3

Form 4

Form 5

In Form 5, pupils will finish their preparations for both the English Langauge and English Literature GCSE exams, as well as completing the Controlled Assessment tasks.

English Language

This year pupils prepare for Unit 4 (exam): Personal or Creative Writing and Reading Literary and Non-Fiction Texts worth 30% of the English Language GCSE. They will also have timed practice of questions from both this unit and Unit 1 covered last year when it comes to the revision period. 

This year they will also complete the Study of Spoken Language Controlled Assessment worth 10% of the English Language GCSE

Last year they completed a number of talking and listening assessments (Individual Presentations, Group Discussions and Role Plays).  They will complete more of these this year. The best of these marks in each discipline across both Form 4 and 5 will be put forward to the exam board and constitute 20% of the GCSE.

English Literature

Last year pupils studied Of Mice and Men and An Inspector Calls.  This year you will study The Poetry Anthology. They will complete timed practice on all texts and unseen prose during the revision period 

This year pupils will also complete the GCSE English Literature Controlled Assessment on Romeo and Juliet. This is worth 20% of the English Literature GCSE.

Lower 6th

Upper 6th



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