This course will allow students who did not achieve a grade 4 to improve on their previous results. We find that students really benefit from this second attempt and some even achieve two grades higher than their original result.

There are two components to the course which will be assessed in two exams at the end of the year.

Component One involves reading and answering questions on a 20th Century fiction text, followed by a creative writing task which will be linked to the text you have read.

For the second component, you will study and compare non-fiction texts from the 21st and 19th Centuries; for example modern and Victorian recipes, newspaper articles or information leaflets.

The course will develop your reading skills, creative writing and communication skills. In class you will get the opportunity to read extracts from novels and non-fiction texts from the 19th to the 21st century covering a range of topics such as food, criminal justice, poverty, work and education.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:
GCSE programmes require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3.

Subject Specific Requirements:
English Language grade 3.

How will I be assessed?

You will sit two examination papers in the summer term which will
assess reading and creative and transactional writing skills.

Component One will assess reading of 20th century prose and creative writing and will make up 40% of the final grade.
Component Two, making up the additional 60% of the grade, will assess the reading and comparison of 19th and 21st century non-fiction texts and transactional writing.

There will also be a speaking and listening assessment, although this will not contribute to the final grade. We take the Eduqas examination board.

Where does it lead?

On completion, successful students can progress on to some A Level or Vocational Level 3 courses, on to apprenticeships with other training providers or go straight into employment.

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