GCSE EnglishCardinal Newman College
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Why should I study GCSE English at Cardinal Newman College?
English is one of the most popular subject choices at Cardinal Newman. Our students' results match the best in the country, typically 65% grades A and B and 100% pass rate and there are three distinct syllabuses to choose from. While all three courses give you the chance to read and discuss a fantastic range of writing and the opportunity to write your own pieces, English Literature focuses on plays, poetry and novels, English Language looks at writing journalistic pieces, travel, fiction and spoken language and Combined English looks at elements of both.
You will also have the opportunity to take part in an exciting and extensive enrichment programme including a debating society, literary society and the College magazine. There are also visits to the theatre including the National Theatre, The Globe and the Lowry to see plays such as plays 'Much Ado About Nothing' and Chaucers 'The Canterbury Tales' as well as inspirational guest speakers and a myriad other enrichment opportunities to enjoy.
This course is for those students who just missed out on their GCSE grade C. It's just like an ordinary GCSE, except you'll finish the course in one year instead of two.
You'll need to do the following:
· Written coursework which is worth 20% of your mark. You will complete four short pieces of writing: two essays and two creative pieces, such as stories, descriptions or newspaper articles.
· Spoken coursework which is also worth 20%. You'll take part in group discussions and debates, and exchange ideas and opinions clearly and effectively with other students in your class.
· Two exams that take place at the end of the course to test your reading and writing skills. You'll have plenty of opportunity to practise the skills needed for success!