GCSE English Language & Literature

Readiness & Revision

"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late." - Shakespeare


The inevitable countdowns are beginning and it's imperative that Y11 are using their time wisely in order to prepare for their final examinations.

5 weeks until the iGCSE Core and Extended examination....

10 weeks until the AQA GCSE English Language examination....

8 weeks until the GCSE English Literature examimations....

The focus for this half-term will be on revision for both the GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature examinations. By the end of this half-term most of these examinations will be finished!!! Students have now had the opportunity to complete at least one full mock examination for all of the papers they will sit. Unfortunately the results of these have been varied and some students still have a lot of work to do to ensure they achieve the success they are capable of.

We are aware that revision is a very stressful time for your son or daughter and aim to help them feel calm and confident about what they need to do. As ever, if you have any questions or concerns, as ever, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Amanda Lawson

Head of English

How can I help my child at home?

At the recent Y11 Revision Evening for parents, booklets were distributed which contained revision activities for your child to participate in as well as key information for you about the examinations they are taking.

These booklets are available to view on the college website and you will find the right ones as long as you know which English teacher your child has.