Exam Board: Edexcel
Course name: English
This will involve the study of English Language
Students will be assessed via examination only.
Students should read selections from a range of high-quality, challenging prose fiction, in preparation for responding to an unseen 19th-century prose fiction extract in the examinations.
Also, students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging non-fiction and literary non-fiction, in preparation to respond to unseen 20th- and 21st-century non-fiction in the examination.
They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualifications students should develop the skills of interpretation, analysis and evaluation.
Text types studied will include a range of non-fiction forms, such as journalism (for example articles and reviews), speeches, journals and reference book extracts.
Text types will also include literary non-fiction, such as selections from autobiography, letters, newspapers and travel writing. These lists are not exhaustive.
Students will acquire and apply a wide vocabulary alongside knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language. Finally, students must use spoken Standard English effectively. Spoken language will be reported as a separate grade on the student’s certificate.