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English Department

CCEA GCSE English Language

This course is delivered over two years.

Content

Assessment

Weighting

Unit 1:

Personal Writing and Reading

Multi-Modal Texts

External Assessment

 

Foundation and Higher Tiers

 

1 hour 30 minutes

20%

Unit 2 :

Functional Writing

And Reading

Non-fiction

External Examination

 

Foundation and Higher

Tiers

 

1 hour 30 minutes

20%

Unit 3:

Speaking and Listening

 

Controlled Assessment

 

 

20%

Unit 4:

Studying Spoken and Written Language and Writing Creatively

 

Task 1:

Study of Spoken Language

 

Task 2:

Study of Written Language

 

Task 3:

Writing Creatively

Controlled Assessment

 

Tasks set each year

40%

 
GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE

This specification aims to encourage students to:

·         Understand that texts from the Irish literary heritage have been influential and significant over time

·         Explore how texts may reflect or influence values, assumptions and sense of identity

·         Connect ideas, themes, issues, drawing on a range of texts

·         Become critical readers of fiction and non-fiction prose, poetry and drama; and

·         Experience different times, cultures, and viewpoints as found in literary texts

 

Content

Assessment

Weighting

Unit 1:

The Study of Prose

External examination

 

Foundation and Higher Tiers

 

1 hour

25%

Unit 2:

The Study of Drama and Poetry

External examination

 

Foundation and Higher Tiers

 

2 hours

50%

Unit 3:

The Study of Linked Texts

Controlled Assessment

 

Task set each year

25%

 

At least  40% of the assessment (based on unit weightings) must be taken at the end of the course as terminal examinations.

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