English Literature - GCSE

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

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  • GCSE
  • Birmingham
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

On this one year course you will read a wide range of texts from the three genres of poetry, prose and drama. The texts are chosen by your teacher, in consultation with the group, to reflect your interests. Teaching methods include whole class teaching, small group discussion, individual research and video presentations.

Important information

Requirements: To make the most of this course, you need to enjoy reading and be willing to join in with group discussion. The course is suitable for anyone who already has English Language at Grade D or above. It is an excellent course for developing higher level reading and writing skills so is important for A levels.

Government funding available

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Birmingham
1 Belgrave Road, Highgate, B12 9FF, West Midlands, England
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Course programme



English Literature - GCSE

What are the main features of this course?
On this one year course you will read a wide range of texts from the three genres of poetry, prose and drama. The texts are chosen by your teacher, in consultation with the group, to reflect your interests. Teaching methods include whole class teaching, small group discussion, individual research and video presentations. You are encouraged to take part in outside visits to the cinema, theatre and other events.

Hours of Lessons per Week : 3.7
Indicative Group Size : 15

How is the course assessed?
Coursework: 30%. - Three pieces of writing on Shakespeare, modern drama and wider reading. Examination: 70%. There is only one exam paper. Section A: You answer one question based on a novel. Section B: You answer one question based on poetry in the anthology.

Who should study this course?
To make the most of this course, you need to enjoy reading and be willing to join in with group discussion. The course is suitable for anyone who already has English Language at Grade D or above. It is an excellent course for developing higher level reading and writing skills so is important for A levels.

Where can I go next?
A Levels or Vocational courses

Exam Board:
NEAB

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