The GCSE English Language (Resit) group will be studying the AQA GCSE English Language specification (8700) � it is a unified entry qualification (Grades 1-9) and is the same one as KES uses for KS4 students.
The course covers the key areas of:
Reading, Comprehension, Analysis, Writing, Creativity and Technical Accuracy.
The exams will test your ability to:
- Read and analyse both fiction and non-fiction texts
- Create and edit both fictional and non-fictional texts
- Compare and analyse language use across time, genre and purpose
There are two exam papers, all of which need to be taken in the same session, usually separated by a few days. There are exam sessions in November and June of Year 12. If you do not get the grade you are hoping for in Year 12, you can re-join the group in Year 13.
We will discuss with you when to sit the exams and entries will be made on a case-by-case basis. If you did not do AQA GCSE English Language it is very unlikely that you will be ready for the exam before the June session.
If you have not achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE English Language you will need to resit. Grade 5 or 6 may be required to access certain jobs or academic courses in the future. So you may also choose to resit if you gained a 4 or 5 grade. Students resitting GCSE English (2 hours a week) will also be asked to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ – 2 hours a week). This can be certificated at Level 2 (GCSE) or Level 3 which is worth 0.5 of a full A Level. The EPQ will help students develop academic writing and independent study skills - which will support you in your BTEC or A Level studies.
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