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23/06/17

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23/06/17

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Harris Academy Upper Norwood- end of an era celebration https://t.co/OziwMsU7Ab

22/06/17

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22/06/17

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22/06/17

Year 6 parents excited about their first glimpse of their cohort at Harris Academy South Norwood https://t.co/DAPsz0ia2F

19/06/17

Brilliant Sportsday! Congratulations to all our competitors and the winning hub CV! Hope you all had as much fun as Mr George https://t.co/j9VMGNQAU7

19/06/17

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Year 7 girls winning the 7 a side football tournament! https://t.co/U2FQo0rSfC

19/06/17

29C again tomorrow. Students should remember to bring water to school tomorrow and jumpers should not be worn. Keep cool. https://t.co/doLD88f6nX

19/06/17

Y7s comfortably beat rivals Archbishop Tenison's. This team is blessed with brilliant pace and footwork #🔥 https://t.co/NiUTW9u3pQ

19/06/17

Year 7 girls winning the 7 a side football tournament! https://t.co/U2FQo0rSfC

19/06/17

Outstanding solo try by Kyle-Luke in the Year 9s tour win over Q3 Academy #🔥 https://t.co/ORKmSZp9rK

19/06/17

Special thanks to for giving our GCSE PE students some new sporting experiences. https://t.co/BXv41enAik

19/06/17

Our team got on the pitch before the St Helens v Wigan game too! Thanks to for hosting us. https://t.co/6jInHEErxU

19/06/17

Thanks to for hosting. Both teams represented their academies brilliantly, good sportsmanship all round. https://t.co/z75hL6hxQD

19/06/17

Year 7s have made real progress in recent weeks and are becoming a strong team https://t.co/DFwgKFdurA

19/06/17

Sky Sports Workshop for the Talent ID Students on goal setting for the future! https://t.co/bia3N1IcbL

19/06/17

Showtime at Sadler's Wells Theatre https://t.co/ubksInV4db

19/06/17

Year 7 students excited to watch Ghost Dances at Sadler's Wells Theatre https://t.co/ITEJqTx2pM

19/06/17

Amazing performance this weekend. Joining forces with HCACP, Crystal Palace Community Choir and the London Mozart Players. https://t.co/2LjgCePfHf

16/06/17

A few members of our choir singing for the residents of The Manse care home. They make us feel so welcome. https://t.co/4NIvrbnKQi

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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.