SUBJECT:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE

EXAMINATION:
GCSE

EXAMINING BOARD:
CCEA

LEVELS/TIERS AVAILABLE:
Tier H – 2 papers plus Controlled Assessment
– maximum Grade A*
Tier F – 2 papers plus Controlled Assessment
– maximum Grade C

KS3 GCSE
Subject Overview In the City of Armagh High School we use the SELB Language Framework which provides progression and guidance for teachers of English at Key Stage 3. This Framework identifies learning intentions for Years 8 to 10 to enable pupils to acquire a comprehensive range of language knowledge, understanding and skills. The Framework provides lines of progression which help teachers plan for teaching and learning. It also aids teachers’ understanding of how pupils progress through the years of Key Stage 3, increases expectations of pupil achievement and provides a balance between talking, listening, and the reading and writing of different kinds of texts. Studying English Language will help you to engage with spoken and written language, allow you to explore texts, words and images and learn how to express opinions, form independent views and challenge ideas.
Hours per week 3 hours per week (6 periods) 3 hours per week (6 periods)
Topics / Modules
YEAR 8

Intro to Poetry
Intro to Media
Millions/or Boy
Explanation Texts
Room 13
Horror Writing

Year 9

Holes/or Cirque du Freak
Media, Moving Image and Film Reviews
Our Day Out
Instructions
Narrative Poetry
Discursive Writing

Year 10

Writing and Analysing Non-fiction
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Macbeth
Studying Spoken Language

 

 

Unit 1: Writing for Purpose and Audience and Reading to Access Non-fiction and Media Texts.

 

Unit 2: Speaking and Listening.

 

Unit 3: Studying Spoken and Written Language.

 

Unit 4: Personal or Creative writing and Reading Literary and Non-Fiction Texts.

Assessment Type
ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING
Sharing Learning Intentions
Sharing and Negotiating Success Criteria
Giving Feedback to Pupils
Effective Questioning
Self and Peer AssessmentASSESSMENT OF LEARNING
Diagnostic Assessment
HOMEWORK
ASSESSMENT TRACKER
End of Term Assessment KS3
Examination
The GCSE English Language specification has four units: two externally assessed units and two internally assessed units. All of these units are untiered.
Head of Department Mrs K Black Mrs K Black
Teachers Ms J Hughes
Mrs C Reid
Ms J Hughes
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