WJEC English FAQ
What do I have to complete to get my GCSE English?
The English exam is broken down into these parts. 60% of your final mark is dependent on how well you do in class with your assessments (see below)
Unit 1 = Reading Exam = 1 hour exam in January and June = 20%.
Unit 2 = Writing Exam = 1 hour exam in January and June = 20%.
Unit 3 = Writing Controlled Assessments: Shakespeare and Poetry, Prose, 1st and 3rd person creative writing pieces. = 40%
Unit 4 = 3 Speaking and Listening Assessments = 20%
What do I study in year 10 and 11?
In year 10 you work on units 2 and 3 the controlled assessment and speaking and listening. You will also sit mock exams in order for teachers to see how they can support you in the future.
In year 11 we then prepare for for your written exams. This is an intensive year and you can expect to sit some mock exam in class as well as a more formal mock in November.
I have a provisional B overal for my coursework and my target grade is a C. l don't need to do very well in the exam do I?
Umm...sadly you do! Although you may have PROVISIONAL courswork marks they are only that PROVISIONAL! You may only be at the lower end grade of a B which means that you could still only achieve a D or E overall. However, if you are at the top end of the grade you could also potentially excel and get a higher mark!
I did not do very well on my controlled assessment what can I do?
The main thing is to talk to your English teacher. There are opprotiunities to redo work but they are limited and may involve you being commited to after school sessions.