Key Stage 3 English
Pupils participate in a range of individual, paired and group activities to support their learning in the three areas of English and Communication:
Pupils study fiction and non-fiction, written and audio-visual texts to prepare them for study at GCSE and also for the world of work.
Pupils are assessed throughout KS3 in Reading, Writing and Talking and Listening using the Levels of Progression set out in the Revised NI Curriculum.
In Year 10 a level will be awarded based on the outcome of this on-going assessment.
Key Stage 4
English Language GCSE
Unit 1 Exam – 30%
5 tasks, 1 hour 45 minutes
Unit 2 Speaking and Listening - 20%
Teacher assessed, externally moderated
Unit 3 Controlled Study of Spoken and Written Language– 20%
2 tasks, 2 hours
Unit 4 Exam – 30%
4 tasks, 1 hour 45 minutes
Offered to selected pupils in Year 12. Pupils are entered for Level 1 and/or Level 2 Communication.
Assessment Component 1 Learner's Speaking and Listening Portfolio
Assessment Component 2 External Exam