Year 10 GCSE English Language WJEC (2015-2017) Introduction

Year 10 students will follow the WJEC exam board for GCSE English Language.

The GCSE English Language course is divided into two components both of which are examined in the summer of year 11.

Component 1
20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing.
Written examination: 1hr 45minutes (Summer 2017).
40% of qualification.

Section A (20%) – Reading
Understanding of one prose extract (about 60-100 lines) of
literature from the 20th century assessed through a range of
structured questions.

Section B (20%) – Prose Writing
One creative writing task selected from a choice of four titles.

Component 2 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing.                                                                                                                                               Written examination: 2hrs (Summer 2017).                                                                                60% of qualification.

Section A (30%) – Reading
Understanding of two extracts (about 900-1200 words in total)
of high-quality non-fiction writing, one from the 19th century,
the other from the 21st century, assessed through a range of
structured questions.
Section B (30%) – Writing
Two compulsory transactional/persuasive writing tasks

Component 3 Spoken Language                                                                                                                              Non-exam assessment                                                                                                              Achievement in spoken language will be reported but will not contribute to the final grade/qualification.

Spoken Language One presentation/speech, including responses to questions
and feedback.

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