All pupils entering Year 10 will follow the National Curriculum programmes of study to achieve the Attainment Targets incorporated in the WJEC syllabus for GCSE/Key Stage 4 English Language.
The aim of the course is to enable pupils to:-
UNIT 1 External Assessment 1 hour 45 minutes
Reading and writing fiction
UNIT 2 External Assessment 1 hour 45 minutes
Reading and writing non fiction
This will consist of two written pieces and best achievement in speaking and listening.
All assessments will take place in school time.
UNIT 3 Controlled Assessment
Reading and Writing
Reading: Instructional, explanatory, persuasive (10%)
Writing: Writing from a list of tasks specified by WJEC (10%)
UNIT 4 Controlled Assessment
Speaking and Listening
Two tasks, including real life uses and audiences. Assessment to focus on:
• presentation or talk, answering questions, in either a formal or informal situation
• group discussion that has a local community/workplace focus or topic where
candidates have a role and sustain a point of view (10%)