+ What do I have to do? 3 Units Unit 1 – Understanding and producing non-fiction texts Unit 2 – Speaking and Listening Unit 3 – Understanding written and spoken texts and writing creatively 1 exam – 2 hours – 80 marks 4 controlled assessments – 12 hours - 80 marks
+ What does it mean? It’s a 2 hour exam at the end of the year You will be given some texts to read and answer questions on. There are 40 marks. You will be asked to write 2 non-fiction pieces. One will be to inform or advise The other will be an experience you may have had (though you can make it up through descriptive writing) Another 40 marks
+ What do I have to do? 3 tasks Controlled assessment Presenting – this needs to be on your own and it could be a talk about a hobby, for instance. Discussing and listening – this is in a group or it could be the whole class. Role playing – drama! 15 marks for each task.
+Understanding written and spokentexts, and writing creatively
+ What on earth does that mean? 3 tasks 3 controlled assessments
+ Controlled Assessment 1 Extended reading You will read a book, some short stories or a play. You will complete 1 task of no more than 1600 words in 3-4 hours. 30 marks
+ Controlled Assessment 2 Creative Writing 2 tasks Controlled assessment You will be writing to a brief given to you by your teacher 1200 words altogether – 30 marks
+ Controlled Assessment 3 Spoken Language Study 1 controlled assessment Lots of research You might write about txt spk or Facebook or Beebo You can write about the different ways in which people speak, making recordings if you like. 20 marks