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GCSE

WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language and WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature

(these two separate qualifications are both 100% final examination at the end of Year 11)

 

 Year 10

 Year 11

 

 Units

 

 Assessment

Students will be informed about the dates of these assessments. Mock marks and notional grades are recorded on G4S. 

 Units

 

 Assessment

Students will be informed about the dates of these assessments. Mock marks and notional grades are recorded on G4S. 

 Autumn

Language – Component 1  Section A

Read and analyse 20th Century prose fiction. Learn how to approach the five questions on this paper.

 

Literature – Component 1 Section B

Learn about the Romantic era and other contexts. Study the first eight of the set poems from the Anthology (1789 to the present day).

 

1 hour – hall exam

 

 

 

1 hour – hall exam

 

Literature – Component 2 Section B

Study one set 19th century prose novel from the prescribed list.

 

Language – Component 2 Section A

Read, analyse and compare two high-quality unseen non-fiction texts, one from the 19th century, the other from the 21st century. 

 

See next half term.

Literature – Component 2 Section A

Study one set Post 1914 Prose/Drama text from the prescribed list.

 

45 minutes – hall exam (after Christmas)

Revision of Language - Component 2 Section B.

 

Literature – Component 1 Section B

Study the remaining set poems from the Anthology (1789 to the present day).

English Language Component 2 (2 hours) – hall mock exam

 

 

 Spring

Language – Component 1 Section B

Prose writing: recap how to describe and narrate when telling a story, while using language imaginatively and creatively.

 

45 minutes – hall exam

Revision

By this point in the GCSE course, students should have completed the curriculum. Class and home study time will be spent recapping knowledge of texts and approaches to examinations.

 

English Literature Component 1 (2 hours) – hall mock exam

Literature – Component 2 Section C

Learn how to analyse and compare previously unseen poems from the 20th and 21st centuries.

N/A

 

English Language Component 1 (1 hour 45 minutes) – hall mock exam

 Summer

Language – Component 2 Section B

Non-Fiction writing: recap how to write transactional, persuasive and discursive writing (from end of Y9).

30 minutes – class exam

 

English Literature Component 2 (2 hours 30 minutes) – hall mock exam

Literature – Component 1 Section A

Study ‘Macbeth’ in its entirety. Learn how to closely analyse the play’s language, form and structure.

1 hour – hall exam

External examinations (these will start in May)

Language – Component 3

Write and perform a formal speech in front of an audience. Respond to questions.

Assessed using pass/merit/distinction criteria. Marks submitted to exam board and recorded on GCSE certificates.