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English at Stockport Academy

Course Details

 This requires from students the ability to read unseen texts (both fiction and non-fiction) and think carefully about the way they have been written and what they mean, before offering their opinions on the writer’s methods. The other half of these exams test students’ abilities to write extended pieces in a variety of ways – everything from stories and creative descriptions, to letters, newspaper articles and speeches which require them to construct an argument. A knowledge of grammar, linguistic terminology and strong reading skills are vital!


Assessment

There will be two papers: ‘Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing’, and ‘Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives’, each lasting for 1 hour and 45 minutes. The papers are worth 50% of the overall grade each, and are both marked out of 80. In addition, students will be assessed on their spoken language.

Grades awarded will  be 1—9 where 9 is the highest grade.


This course allows students to explore some of the most important authors in the British Canon – including Dickens, Shakespeare and a range of our best-loved poets and playwrights. Students will be tested in the exam on their ability to explore the styles and stories of these writers, whilst also demonstrating an understanding of their historical and social backgrounds. Students will be encouraged to express and explore their own interpretations and ideas on these seminal texts.


Assessment

There will be two papers: ‘Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel’ (40% - 1 hour and 45minutes—64 marks) and ‘Modern texts and Poetry’ (60% - 2 hours and 15 minutes—96 marks). 

Grades awarded will  be 1—9 where 9 is the highest grade.

Trips and Activities

Teaching Staff

Ms Upton - CAL English and Media

Mr Jones - Assistant CAL English

Ms Arnell - Teacher of English

Mrs Cull - Teacher of English

Ms Goddard - Teacher of English

Ms Honey - Teacher of English

Ms McKenna - Teacher of English

 



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