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English Faculty

Miss R Lalor

Mrs C Percival

Mr T Clark

For more details on our English curriculum, please contact 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:

Shakespeare: Macbeth

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.

GCSE Specification

Links to the GCSE specifications for English can be found below:

English Language

English Literature

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