At GCSE, the expectation is for all students to study both English Language and English Literature. Students study a range of texts for both GCSEs and the two GCSEs are taught concurrently as many of the skills required overlap.
Students cover the content of both GCSEs in Year 10 and this allows them to revisit and revise the texts in Year 11. We have found that this helps to cement students’ understanding and better enables them to learn key quotations, which is imperative for the examinations. To further ensure that students are as prepared as possible, we have built in regular assessment weeks and mock examinations. Our aim is for students to enjoy English and to help them develop the skills necessary for them to succeed in their post-school lives, as well as preparing them for their GCSEs.