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Marshfields School

A Positive Choice

Key Stage 4

We have selected the most appropriate routes for our students in order to provide them with an individual and varied programme of study, and ultimately give them the best possible chance of success.

Currently the examining body we are using for both courses is the WJEC board.

The GCSE has been selected for our students who are able to understand and study the more academic aspects of the broader based curriculum. 



Examining Board


Course length



English Language



Level 1 and 2 (grades 1-9)

2 years 

Final exam based

External examination


Additional English

Entry Pathways


Entry 2, 3 and Level 1

2 years   Coursework


Internally assessed

Internally and externally.

Certificate and Awards available depending on the number of credits gained.

For further information regarding this course please see email myself or Ms Lillywhite on the addresses below: or

WJEC Additional English – Entry Pathways

For our students who perhaps would, find the English GCSE course too challenging we have selected an alternative route that involves accruement of coursework credits with certificates and awards available in Entry 2, 3 and Level 1.

Additional English is a flexible course where students have the opportunity to study Shakespeare, literature and poetry. The course tests knowledge and understanding. Assessment outcomes can be varied with examples including timelines, presentations, essays, video evidence and witness statements.

Students usually study a minimum of 5 units worth 30 hours of study each.

  1. Creating Narratives
  2. Exploring Narratives
  3. Poetry
  4. Shakespeare
  5. Audio/ Visual texts.

This course is usually taught by all our English teachers. If you would like some further information about it, please email me on the email address above.

Mrs R. Rouncefield