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English at Nendrum College


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:

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Talking and Listening

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

Essential Skills

Offered to selected pupils in Year 12. Pupils are entered for Level 1 and/or Level 2 Communication.

Course Content
Assessment Component 1 Learner's Speaking and Listening Portfolio
Assessment Component 2 External Exam

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