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18/08/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Great to see student Samantha-Jo Onyekwere celebrating a phenomenal 4 A*s in Scroll down to see! https://t.co/fu6FqYVX3C

17/08/17

story on our A level results today https://t.co/qHbPEHIcQL https://t.co/TaDG6FkErQ

17/08/17

Have a think of how you have done in A level ...table by of % of students attaining grades https://t.co/nbl7a4ejjk

17/08/17

A Level results collections today. See you soon https://t.co/LrzMveLJr5

16/08/17

For all parents and teachers - A level results advice https://t.co/4pmtF811pO

16/08/17

Good luck to all Sixth Form Harris receiving A/AS level results tomorrow! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow

27/07/17

Retweetd From What's On in Croydon

7 DAYS: Hidden Figures (PG) | Bring Along Baby https://t.co/mkTzCUSTWu

21/07/17

Retweetd From What's On in Croydon

3 WEEKS: Up (U) | Stanley's Junior Film Club https://t.co/CpiQihhVsh

21/07/17

Interested in a career in engineering - spend summer looking at this https://t.co/MWFojVmffx

21/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Welcome to our and colleagues for September by our Executive Principal, Nick Soar https://t.co/AVFwJZZ4hp

21/07/17

Former student quoted in parliament https://t.co/MWFojVmffx

21/07/17

To all our staff and pupils over the long summer weeks. Stay safe. Rest. Read. Try the Shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater https://t.co/UySbFg2vJz

20/07/17

We say farewell to one of the greats of Careers Education https://t.co/ieUJCSDf6s

20/07/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Beautiful afternoon for the staff Softball game, Britain and Ireland vs the Rest of the World! https://t.co/sxWJbaoUCO

20/07/17

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

20/07/17

Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

18/07/17

Retweetd From Liz

visit to see Fiona working hard with Jack Petchey team. https://t.co/A6Zm3q4tS6

17/07/17

Retweetd From EJ Gallery

Artist Tricia Trotman-Maraj work experience student; Saffron from https://t.co/4ue134NTUJ

13/07/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Jack breaks the record! Congrats huge 190! https://t.co/lQr9ld7aKS

13/07/17

thought you might like to see the victorious relay team https://t.co/U9Y6L7QjJS

Harris Academies
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English

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Studying English at GCSE develops and extends the work done at Key Stage 3, combining the skills needed to explore how writers achieve effects in novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction texts. Students study the texts in depth, exploring the effect of the writers’ choices of structure, form and language. They also develop their own craft as a writer by using what they have learned to develop their own writing, as well as honing their speaking and listening skills through presentations and drama work. In addition, students have to understand the influences of the historical and social contexts that texts are produced in and make direct links between an author’s life and their works.

Throughout the course, students will become expert communicators – in Standard English – both in writing and verbally through their independent and group work, and presentations. 

 

Assessment:

English Language and Literature

From 2017, GCSEs are comprised of exam only.  There is no longer a coursework element.

English Language: two exams (100%)

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing – 40%

Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing – 60%

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar will form 20% of the overall mark for the GCSE.
  • Speaking & Listening will still be formally assessed but will not form part of the final GCSE grade: students will receive a certificate at Pass/Merit/Distinction.

English Literature: two exams (100%)

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the nineteenth-century novel – 40%

Texts: ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare and ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry – 60%

  • Texts: ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestley; Power and Conflict (AQA Poetry Anthology); Unseen Poetry
  • All exams are ‘closed text’ (no texts studied will be allowed in the exam).
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar will form 5% of the overall mark for the GCSE.

     

Future Pathways:

Having an English GCSE shows employers you are confident, creative and able to express yourself fluently. These qualities are particularly well respected in the following fields: teaching, law, journalism, politics media and business. It also prepares you for any further study in the Performing Arts fields.