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GCSE English

OCR GCSE English 1900
All students will be sitting this specification in the Summer examinations of 2011

Full versions of the GCSE specifications are available at www.ocr.org.uk

Coursework requirements and mode of assessment
All students must complete the following items of coursework:


Written coursework

Speaking and listening coursework

Creative writing

Individual extended contribution

Pre-1914 Drama

Drama focussed activity

Pre-1914 Poetry

Group discussion

The students must create a folder of work that includes the above listed elements of coursework.  Speaking and listening and written coursework are equally weighted and make up 40% of the overall GCSE grade.

Weighting of each GCSE English Unit


Unit

Code

Title

Format

Weighting

1

2431

Paper 1: Non-fiction, Media and Information Texts

Examination

30%

2

2432

Paper 2: Different Cultures, Analysis and Argument

Examination

30%

3

2434

Literary Heritage and Imaginative Writing

Coursework

20%

4

2435

Speaking and Listening

Coursework

20%

 

Year 10
Students undertake all written and speaking and listening coursework in Year 10.  All drafting and re-drafting should be completed by the end of Year 10 to allow for focussed exam preparation to take place in Year 11.

Year 11
Having completed all coursework in Year 10, students undertake rigorous exam preparation. 

Additional support available to students

  • Private study club 3pm – 5pm every Wednesday
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

How can parents/carers help?
Ensure that you talk to your child about coursework deadlines, help students read and understand texts and become part of the proof-reading process by checking through work to help your child reflect on the accuracy of his or her written expression.

Further information contact: Miss V. Pateman, Head of Faculty: English Media and MFL

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