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24/03/17

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23/03/17

Thanks to coming in to teach our TalentID students about fitness and nutrition. https://t.co/ZXxQpBEIvD

23/03/17

Students attending Athletics training on Tuesday evening. Training to improve track & field.… https://t.co/SIgRaYwZY6

23/03/17

Yr 7 Girls coming 4th in a Croydon League Netball tournament out of 13 schools. Top work ladies! https://t.co/83AK7NMdl8

23/03/17

Yr 10 GCSE students began their path to becoming Sports Leaders today as they started studying for the Game Force A… https://t.co/NiAayNtBaW

23/03/17

Girls athletics training has commenced with a record number of 40 girls attending training! Wednesdays @ HASN… https://t.co/TiiERlygJ5

17/03/17

Our boys beat Oxford 2-1. A great attitude shown by all with Nathan scoring the winner! https://t.co/0y3opX18Y1

17/03/17

Great day out in Portsmouth with the Norwood Talent ID Footballers. Training, meeting the 1st Team Squad and seeing… https://t.co/syqjPdlJH6

17/03/17

Y9 boys are in the Federation Football Finals after a 5-4 win at Beckenham https://t.co/1Lc0x00EuC

17/03/17

The boys at Burgess Park BMX track, Norwood ID Programme allowing pupils to sample a variety of different sports… https://t.co/Bh6kFLw8ls

17/03/17

The girls on the Norwood Talent ID Programme learning how to race BMX https://t.co/edZxQ9rq5N

17/03/17

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16/03/17

Harris students had a very exciting and productive day creating the BBC School Report Video 2017. Click here… https://t.co/MBJykTO5nY

15/03/17

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15/03/17

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14/03/17

Great catch from Joel, one for the future and https://t.co/vW6c5tZepe

14/03/17

Big thanks to coming down to teach our pupils about Ultimate Frisbee. https://t.co/6GmlbTUyPZ

09/03/17

Year 8 Boys secure a strong win against Oasis Coulsdon. Goals from Edison, Donnell, Russell and Benedict in the 4-2… https://t.co/APt0XYFkM7

09/03/17

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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.