Years 10-11

Year 10 and 11 study two GCSEs:

  • AQA GCSE English Language

  • AQA GCSE English Literature

These are rigorous courses which allow us to inject lessons with creativity. Students study modern and traditional texts while enhancing their reading and writing skills across both courses.

So what do you study?

AQA GCSE English Language:

Paper 1 - Creative Reading and Writing - 50%

  • Reading and analysing fiction;

  • Writing fiction.

Paper 2 - Writer's Viewpoints and Perspectives - 50%

  • Reading and analysing non-fiction;

  • Writing non-fiction.

Spoken Assessment:

  • Separate endorsement - speaking and listening presentation. 

AQA GCSE English Literature:

Paper 1 - Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel - 40%

  • Macbeth;

  • The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde.

Paper 2 - Modern Texts and Poetry - 60%

  • An Inspector Calls;

  • Power and Conflict Poetry;

  • Unseen Poetry.

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