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GCSE English Re-Sit

Years 12 & 13

Subject

GCSE English Re-sit Level 2

Entry Requirements

Compulsory for all students entering 6th form who did not achieve 4 or above in English at GCSE.

 

Exam Board

Edexcel 

Course Specification Link

Edexcel English Language 1EN0T

 

Course Overview

 

 

 

 

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing- The component requires students to study a range of prose fiction, developing skills to analyse and evaluate 19th-century fiction extracts. The writing content of this component requires students to develop imaginative writing skills to engage the reader and to use spelling punctuation and grammar accurately. This component is externally assessed in a 1 hour 45 minute examination. The component is worth 40% of the final award for English Language.

 

Paper 2: Non-Fiction and Transactional Writing- The component requires students to study a range of 20th- and 21st- century non-fiction texts, developing skills to analyse, evaluate and compare non-fiction extracts. The transactional writing component requires students to demonstrate their ability to write in a variety of forms, purposes and audiences whilst using spelling, punctuation and grammar accurately. This component is externally assessed through a 2 hour examination. This unit is worth 60% of the final award for English Language.

 

Assessment of Spoken Language – As this is a resit, providing students have not got an ‘unclassified’ grade from the Year 11 entry, students do not need to resit this unit. All Speaking and Listening components, from any exam board, will count towards their overall award in the resit.

 

Assessment

This component is eligible for grades 9-1 and is untiered. Learning is assessed through terminal examination only.

Terminal Examination Paper 1 – 40%

Paper 1 – Reading (fiction) and Writing (Creative) 1 hour and 45 minutes

Terminal Examination Paper 2 – 60%

Paper 2- Reading (non-fiction) and Writing (Transactional) 2 hours

GCSE English Re-sit

Years 12 & 13

Subject

GCSE English Re-sit

Exam Board

Cambridge International Examination 

Course Specification Link

Cambridge IGCSE First Language English syllabus 0522: Extended

http://www.cie.org.uk/images/164336-2016-syllabus.pdf

Course Overview

 

 

 

An internationally recognised English Language focused course for students who have not yet attained a C at GCSE level in English. It serves to develop student’s skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing, aiming to develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively.

Written assignments and examinations are aimed to develop a wider range of vocabulary as well as accuracy in grammar, spelling and punctuation. Tasks help support students to develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed. It also serves to develop analytical and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

Assessment

This component is eligible for grades A–E. Learning is assessed through terminal examination and coursework.

Terminal Examination – 40%

Paper 2 – Reading 2 hours (50 marks). Candidates answer three questions on two passages.

Coursework Portfolio – 40%

 Component 4 (50 marks) Candidates submit three assignments, each of 500–800 words. This component is assessed by the teacher and moderated by Cambridge.

Speaking and Listening Test – 20 %

Component 5 (30 marks) Candidates conduct an individual task and take part in a discussion, lasting 10 – 12 minutes in total. All candidates are recorded during the administration period. This component is assessed by the teacher and moderated by Cambridge.