Subject: English - Options (Compulsory)
Head of Department: Mrs E Davies
Examination Board: WJEC
Language in its many forms, both spoken and written, is ever present in our daily lives. Central to this course is the study and development of reading, writing and oracy.
Not only are these skills essential in many careers, they also underpin successful study at all levels, and can also provide enjoyment and relaxation for a great number of people.
How you will learn:
• oracy – communicating with people clearly, through a group discussion and an individual researched presentation;
• reading – reading with understanding and enjoyment, analysing a wide variety of non-fiction and fiction texts;
• writing – writing clearly, confidently and accurately in a variety of styles and for different purposes.
How you will be assessed:
Examinations – two x 2-hour papers to test reading and writing skills (each paper is worth 40%).
Non-examination assessment - two tasks to assess speaking and listening skills: a group discussion and an individual researched presentation (worth 10% each).
Additional information / skills:
GCSE English Language is a qualification required for many jobs and occupations. A pass of C or above is often essential for entry to further and higher education courses. The course equips students for life beyond the classroom, as it significantly enhances vital oracy skills. In addition, the emphasis on the accuracy of reading and writing ensures that students are effectively equipped for the next stage of their learning journey.
The study of English Language provides students with a useful background for a wide range of careers. The English Language GCSE is an essential requirement for careers in the medical profession, theatre, politics, business and journalism.
For further information see: Miss E Davies
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