KS4 English

GCSE English Language and Literature

Why is English compulsory at Fulwood Academy?

 

English is an exciting, interesting and relevant subject for any student to study; the skills you learn in English are transferable to real life situations every day.

 

In the modern world, good communication skills are essential. From understanding letters and mail, to creating presentations within our jobs, to writing correspondence to companies, and entering into contractual agreements. Without a doubt the analytical, evaluative and communicative skills you learn in English are vital to your future lives.

This subject will suit you if:

 

If you have an appetite for reading, enjoy writing creatively and delivering speeches, then this course will suit you.

 


What will the course involve?

 

All of the teachers in the English department are passionate about the subject. We love words and language, novels and poetry, but most importantly, we love helping young  people to unleash their analytical skills and creative potential.

 

We will make you work hard. We will expect the highest of standards and only your very best effort. We will ensure your future success in this subject.

 

          

       English Language               English Literature

The syllabus followed will be AQA which is split into two examination components. You  will be required to read extracts and answer a range of questions on each extract. Additionally, you will have to produce both a non-fiction and fictional piece of writing.

However, that is just the exam. What we want is for you to have an appreciation for written words. We would look for you to be able to analyse language effects and enthusiastically engage in meaningful discussions about how texts are written and the effects they achieve. Our desire is for our students to write imaginatively and confidently for a range of situations and scenarios.

 

How will I be assessed

Two examinations and a Spoken Language assessment

All students will follow GCSE English literature. The syllabus followed will be AQA which is split into two examinations.

Within literature we will explore a range of texts in a variety of literary formats. Through the study of this subject, not only is it important for us to sharpen students’ analytical skills, but also to develop and inspire a love and passion for reading. We will have lots of in-depth, exciting discussions and debates where we form meaningful opinions and interpretations about what we have read and develop our analytical skills in preparation for the exam.

 

 

 

 

 How will I be assessed?

All students will follow GCSE English literature. The syllabus followed will be AQA which is split into two examinations.

Where does the course lead?

English GCSE opens up many avenues for the future. You could go on to study English language and literature at A Level. With English A Levels under your belt, the options are limitless with jobs in publishing, news & sport journalism, travel writing and teaching, to name but a few.