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English

All students study both Language and Literature at GCSE. They will study both throughout the two years, side- by-side.

Year 10

Autumn 1
English Literature: The Modern Text - An Inspector Calls or The History Boys

Autumn 2
English Language Paper 1 Section A: Explorations in Creative Reading

Spring 1
English Literature Paper 2 Section C: Unseen Poetry

Spring 2
English Language Paper 1 Section B: Explorations in Creative Writing

Summer 1
English Language Paper 2 Section B: Writing from Viewpoint/ Perspective

Summer 2
English Literature: Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet OR Macbeth

Useful Links

 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702  - English Literature exam board specification

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700  - English Language exam board specification

www.bitesize.co.uk BBC Bitesize has an excellent range of materials to support the preparation for both English Language and English Literature GCSEs. CGP revision guides are also an effective way to supplement the learning in school.

Year 10 2017-18 English Schemes of Learning
Route 2, Year 1 English Schemes of Learning
Route 1, Year 1, English Schemes of Learning
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