Miss R Lalor
Mrs C Percival
Mr T Clark
For more details on our English curriculum, please contact RLalor@leaf.bournemouth.sch.uk or 01202 578886
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Students will study for two GCSEs; one in English Language and one in English Literature. They will be required to complete four exam papers at the end of KS4 (two in English Language and two in English Literature).
These exams are now graded 1-9 and are assessed by examination only. In addition, students will complete a Spoken Language Assessment for their English Language GCSE which is separately endorsed by the exam board.
In English Language paper 1, students will need to be able to identify implicit and explicit information, analyse language and structure whilst also evaluating writers’ methods. They must also be able to write creatively, either writing to describe or narrate.
In preparation for Language paper 2, students need to be able to read a wide range of texts from different time periods. They need to identify implicit and explicit information, be able to summarise and synthesis information, analyse language and compare writers’ perspectives and viewpoints. They must also be able to write to express a viewpoint.
During KS4 students will begin to study the literature texts for GCSE and will continue to revisit them during these three years.
The following texts are studied for GCSE English Literature:
19th Century Novel: A Christmas Carol
Modern Text: An Inspector Calls
In addition to these texts, students study the Love and Relationships Anthology which is made up of 16 poems.
For each of these texts, students must read the whole text and understand the plot, characters, themes and the historical context in which the text was originally written.
Links to the GCSE specifications for English can be found below: