English Department: GCSE Assessment Objectives
- Read with insight and engagement, making appropriate references to texts and developing and sustaining interpretations of them;
- distinguish between fact and opinion and evaluate how information is presented;
- follow an argument, identifying implications and recognising inconsistencies;
- select material appropriate to their purpose, collate material from different sources, and make cross references;
- understand and evaluate how writers use linguistic, structural and presentational devices to achieve their effects, and comment on ways language varies and changes.
- Communicate clearly and imaginatively, using and adapting forms for different readers and purposes;
- organise ideas into sentences, paragraphs and whole texts using a variety of linguistic and structural features;
- use a range of sentence structures effectively with accurate spelling and punctuation.
Speaking & Listening:
- Communicate clearly and imaginatively, structuring and sustaining their talk and adapting it to different situations, using standard English appropriately;
- Participate in discussion by both speaking and listening, judging the nature and purposes of contributions and the roles of participants;
- Adopt roles and communicate with audiences using a range of techniques.
- Respond to texts critically, sensitively and in detail, selecting appropriate ways to convey their response, using textual evidence as appropriate;
- Explore how language, structure and forms contribute to the meaning of texts, considering different approaches to texts and alternative interpretations;
- explore relationships and comparisons between texts, selecting and evaluating relevant material;
- relate texts to their social, cultural and historical contexts and literary traditions.