GCSE English Language and
English Literature
The English Department follows the
WJEC GCSE course.
Girls in years 10 and 11 study TWO
GCSE courses:
• English Language
English Literature
English Language
Controlled
Assessment
40%
Examination
60%
English Language:
Controlled Assessment
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Writing a Description
Writing a Story
Essay on ‘Of Mice and Men’
Essay on a political speech
Speaking and Listening
(debating, presenting and
role play)
English Language:
Examination
• Reading and responding to ‘unseen’ nonfiction texts (newspaper articles, leaflets…)
• Writing your own texts which convey
information and express ideas.
English Literature
25%
Controlled
Assessment
Examination
75%
English Literature:
Controlled Assessment
• Essay on
‘linked texts’:
poetry and
Shakespeare
(Macbeth)
English Literature:
Examination
• Essay on ‘Of Mice
and Men’
• Essay on ‘An
Inspector Calls’
• Essay on ‘About a
Boy’
• Essay comparing
two ‘unseen’
poems
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GCSE English Language and English Literature