GCSE from September 2015 |
Working with GCSEs with 100% examinations remains a challenge for both pupils and teachers
Outcomes from Summer 2017 provide little stability in terms of exam board expectations and grade boundaries.
Lancashire English Consultant, Anne Kenworthy has carried out action research with partner schools to consider best approaches to delivery of the specifications; preparing pupils for the independence required of such exams and the revision process. The outcomes of ths research is shared with schools who attend the Subject Leaders' network meeting (see courses page).
Outcomes and support are available to all schools and bespoke support and training can be arranged by contacting Anne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Five Year Fightpath
We are aware that the road to GCSE is now a clear five year plan. Based on action research, Lancashire now has a model five year course exemplifying challenge and progress across all abilities and all five years.Bespoke support and training can be arranged (contact email@example.com) if sools are lokingto rvise their schee to ensureapprpriate differentiaton and challenge whils maintaining pupils' engagement.
Key things to remember:
- No longer an English option
- Two GCSEs available: English Language and English Literature
- No Controlled Assessment or Coursework
- For each GCSE there will be 2 examination sessions
- To be counted in Progress 8 both GCSEs must be taken
- The new achievements will be expressed as 1-9
- Speaking and listening is required but not weighted in the outcome but reported separately
- First teaching is September 2015 for certification 2017 (no early entry)
- Re sit only available post 16
Click on the links below to see the new specificatios