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Curriculum

English Language

What exams will students be sitting?
● Language Paper 1: 19th Century Fiction and Imaginative Writing (40%) 1 hour 45 minutes
● Language Paper 2: Nonfiction and Transactional Writing (60%) 2 hours

Language Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing (Total 64 marks)

Section A: Reading                                        1 extract from a 19th century fictional text
4 questions


(24 marks)

Section B: Writing                                                        Choice of 2 creative writing tasks

 

(40 marks)

Key Skills for Language Paper 1

  • Read and understand a text’s explicit and implicit meaning
  • Select relevant quotations
  • Identify and comment on the writer’s use of language and structure and the effect it has
  • Use subject terminology
  • Evaluate how successful the writer has been
  • Write with creativity and imagination
  • Write using accurate SPaG

How can students revise?

  • Read a range of 19th century fiction.
  • Practise responding to exam style questions using exam strategies
  • Practise writing up responses in time allowed
  • Give practise responses to English teacher to mark and give feedback
  • Attend revision sessions
  • Use revision guides and resources available from school

 

Language Paper 2: Nonfiction and Transactional Writing ( 96 marks)

Section A: Reading                                                       2 extracts from 20th / 21st century nonfiction / literary
nonfiction texts linked by a theme
7 questions


(56 marks)

Section B: Writing
Choice of 2 transactional writing tasks

 

 


(40 marks)

Key Skills for Language Paper 2

  • Read and understand a text’s explicit and implicit meaning
  • Select relevant quotations
  • Identify and comment on the writer’s use of language and structure and the effect it has
  • Use subject terminology
  • Evaluate texts critically
  • Select and synthesise evidence from different texts
  • Write with creativity and imagination
  • Write using accurate SPaG

How can students revise?

  • Read a range of nonfiction and literary nonfiction texts
  • Practise responding to exam style questions using exam strategies
  • Practise writing up responses in time allowed
  • Give practise responses to English teacher to mark and give feedback
  • Attend revision sessions
  • Use revision guides and resources available from school