The skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are of vital importance in many areas, both in the daily world and the world of the imagination. Not only are they essential in many careers, they also underpin successful study at all levels, and a proficiency in them can also add immeasurably to an individual's general quality of life. The specification is designed to aid and assess such development, and to encourage learners to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study.
GCSE English is part coursework, part examination assessed:
Unit 1: WRITTEN PAPER 20% (1 hour examination) English in the daily world (reading) non-fiction texts Unit 2: WRITTEN PAPER 20% (1 hour examination) English in the daily world (writing) information and ideas Unit 3: CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT 40% English in the world of the imagination; Reading- Literary text -two assignments (10% each) ; Writing-open writing two assignments (10% each) Unit 4: CONTROLLED ASSESMENT 20% Speaking and listening: communicating and adapting language; interacting and responding, creating and sustaining roles.