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AQA English GCSE

Discussion in 'English' started by all82, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. all82

    all82 New commenter

    I have a year 11 student who i entered for the AQA GCSE ENglish exam in November (3702) She achieved a grade D and i have been told that there is no resits available. I would like to try to get her a grade C for June. I have been told that this weould be very difficult with the new GCSE as there is too much work involved. Can anyone help me? WHat would be the best exam board and specification and can it be done.

    Sorry i fogot to mention i work in a PRU. I am not an English subject specialist and the young girl is anxious and phobic. there are no behaviour issues and she is willing to work!
     
  2. Thats really tricky. The exam skills are almost identical so that should be ok but she'd have to do the 5 pieces of controlled assessment plus 3 speaking and listening. If you have flexibility of time table then it could be done. This is the amount she'd have to do with AQA and they have past papers etc on their web.
     
  3. EmmaBB

    EmmaBB New commenter

    If you're doing English rather than Language & you already have S&L assessments you just need to do 3 controlled assessments on Shakespeare. Lit Heritage & Poetry (I think) then prep her for the exam which is very similar to the old one

    If you have the time it is doable.
     
  4. anteater

    anteater New commenter

    I may be talking rubbish here, but could she perhaps take the iGCSE instead (the one that is 100% exam)? The skills must surely be the same and you wouldn't need to bother with the coursework.
    We've got a couple of 6th formers who still haven't got a C in English, and I know my HOD is looking into the feasibility of this.

     
  5. <address>agree with above - try the iGCSE 100% exam. Or, time permitting, you could try to do the 3 x coursework essays plus oral plus one exam (Cambridge). </address>
     
  6. anteater

    anteater New commenter

    I think you would need to have been on a moderation day to able to mark the coursework, so the exam only option would be better. My worry would be that I don't know if it "counts" without a lit GCSE, the way it does for AQA etc.
     

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