Course Overviews

Welcome to Gordonstoun’s English department blog. Below, you’ll find information on the courses we offer and the exam boards we use for different qualifications.

 

Year 9: in Year 9 we concentrate on introducing our students to a range of different texts, from novels and poetry to plays and non-fiction.

Year 10: the current cohort (2015-16) are following Edexcel’s specification for GCSE English Language. This is a linear course, with two external exams accounting for 100% of the qualification. In addition to GCSE English Language, many students will study GCSE English Literature (Edexcel) or GCSE Media Studies (OCR).

Year 11: the current cohort are the last group to complete Edexcel’s modular GCSEs. There are two options for core English: GCSE English, or GCSE English Language. In addition, many students are studying GCSE English Literature (Edexcel) or GCSE Media Studies (OCR).

 

SIXTH FORM

Y12

There are two courses offered in Y12: AS English Language (OCR) and AS English Literature (Edexcel). Both are linear courses, culminating in external exams in summer 2016.

Y13

Our Year 13 students are the final cohort to complete modular A Levels in English Language (AQA B) and English Literature (AQA B).

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