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Draft Gcse subject criteria for English: for first teaching from September 2010

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Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
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QCA Report cover Draft GCSE subject criteria for English For first teaching from September 2010 June 2008 QCA/08/3718 © Crown copyright 2008 © Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment 2008 © Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2008 Draft GCSE subject criteria for English Contents Introduction............................................................................................................................... 3 Aims and learning outcomes .................................................................................................... 3 Subject content ......................................................................................................................... 4 Assessment objectives ............................................................................................................. 7 Scheme of assessment ............................................................................................................ 8 Grade descriptions.................................................................................................................. 10 External/controlled assessment .............................................................................................. 12 2 Draft GCSE subject criteria for English Introduction 1. GCSE subject criteria set out the knowledge, understanding, skills and assessment objectives common to all GCSE specifications in English. They provide the framework within which an awarding body creates the detail of the specification. 2. Specifications must also meet the regulators’ general requirements, including the common and GCSE criteria as defined in The statutory regulation of external qualifications (QCA/04/1293). 3. Subject criteria are intended to: • help ensure consistent and comparable standards in the same subject across the awarding bodies • ensure that the rigour of GCSE is maint

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