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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Welcome to the English Department

Department Staff:

Mrs D. Dornan (Head of Department)

Ms E. Hall

Mrs M. Mc Keever

Ms E. Smyth

Ms L. Campbell

GCSE English

CCEA’s GCSE English Language and English Literature builds on the pupils’ experience of English at Key Stage 3.  The specification is compatible with GCSE English Literature

specification. Work submitted for the Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening components may be based on texts studied for assessment in English Literature.

Unit 1   Writing for Purpose and Audience and Reading to Access Non-Fiction and Media Texts 30%

External written examination. Students complete five tasks.

This unit is a 1 hour 45 minute external exam paper

 

Unit 2   Speaking and Listening 20%

This is a controlled assessment. Teachers mark the tasks and CCEA moderate the results.

 

Unit 3: Studying Spoken and Written Language 20%
This is a controlled assessment. Teachers mark the tasks and CCEA moderate the results.

 

Unit 4: Personal or Creative Writing and Reading Literacy and Non-Fiction Texts 30%

External written examination. Students complete four tasks.

This unit is a 1 hour 45 minute external exam paper

GCSE English Literature

GCSE English Literature builds on the pupils’ experience of English at Key Stage 3.

The specification is compatible with GCSE English Language specification. Texts studied for assessment in GCSE English Literature can be used as the basis for work submitted for the Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening components of GCSE English Language. This specification can not be entered alongside GCSE English.

Unit 1   The Study of Prose 30%

Written paper allowing you to show your ability to respond critically and imaginatively to a prose text.

This unit is a 1hour 45 minute written paper.

Students answer 2 questions, one from Section A and the set question in Section B. Section A is a closed book.

 Unit 2   The Study of Drama and Poetry 50%

This unit is a 2 hour written paper.

Students answer 2 questions, one from Section A and one from Section B.

Section A and B are open book.

 

 Unit 3   The Study of Shakespeare 20%

This unit is a Controlled Assessment.

Students complete one task : an extended writing question based on a theme.