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GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature

GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature. Key facts All pupils take GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature Exam-only assessment at the

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GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature

GCSE English Language &GCSE English Literature

Key factsAll pupils take GCSE English Language and GCSE English LiteratureExam-only assessment at the end of Year 11Grading 1-9GCSE gradingNew gradeCurrent8,9A*7A6B5C top 33% of currentVery, very secure grade C4C bottom 66% of current3D2E1FGCSE English LanguageComponent 1 1 hour 45 minutes (40%)Component 2 2 hours (60%)GCSE English LanguageComponent 1 examSection A (20%) ReadingUnderstanding of one prose extract (about 60-100 lines) of literature from the 20th century assessed through a range of structured questionsSection B (20%) Prose WritingOne creative writing task selected from a choice of four titlesGCSE English LanguageComponent 2 examSection A (30%) ReadingUnderstanding of two extracts (about 900-1200 words in total) of high-quality non-fiction writing, one from the 19th century, the other from the 21st century, assessed through a range of structured questionsSection B (30%) WritingTwo compulsory transactional/persuasive writing tasksGCSE English LiteratureComponent 1 2 hours (40%)Component 2 2 hours 30 min. (60%)

GCSE English LiteratureComponent 1Section A (20%) - ShakespeareOne extract question and one essay question based on the reading of a Shakespeare text from the above prescribed list.Section B (20%) - Poetry from 1789 to the present dayTwo questions based on poems from the WJEC Eduqas Poetry Anthology, one of which involves comparison.

40% (2 hours)GCSE English LiteratureComponent 2Section A (20%) Post-1914 Prose/DramaOne source-based question on a post 1914 prose/drama text (An Inspector Calls)Section B (20%) 19th Century ProseOne source-based question on a 19th century prose text (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)Section C (20%) Unseen Poetry from the 20th/21st CenturyTwo questions on unseen poems, one of which involves comparison.

60% (2 hours 30)AssessmentAssessment lessonsEvery fortnight. Alternating between Maths and English.Exam-style assessment.End-of-unit assessmentPre-released tasks. Pupils prepared by teachers.Written under supervision in exam-like conditions.Some redrafting and resubmission permitted.

CRU current: grade 1-9, derived from both.

CRU forecast: grade 1-9, based on professional judgementWhat you can doEncourage them to read a wide range of texts regularlySupport and encourage them with the basics when you look at their work (up to 5 errors!)Get them as familiar as possible with the set texts: An Inspector Calls; The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; Macbeth/Romeo and Juliet.Further informationwww.eduqas.co.uk