English Literature/Language

SUBJECT English Literature and Language GCSE double award (2 GCSEs)
TEACHER IN CHARGE Mr J Chadwick
WHAT COURSE DO I FOLLOW? AQA
WHAT WILL I STUDY? EnglishEnglish Language

Reading

  • Fiction
  • Literary non- fiction
  • Non-fiction Writing
  • Descriptive or narrative writing
  • Writing to present a viewpoint

English Literature

  • Shakespeare
  • The 19th century novel
  • Modern prose and drama
  • Poetry: past and present
DETAILS OF FORMAL EXAMINATION English Language

Paper 1

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Reading (40 marks) (25%)

  • 1 short form question (1 x 4 marks)
  • 2 longer form questions (2 x 8 marks)
  • 1 extended question (1 x 20 marks)

Writing (40 marks) (25%)

  • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

Paper 2

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Reading (40 marks) (25%)

  • two linked texts
  • 1 short form question (1 x 4 marks)
  • 2 longer form questions (1 x 8, 1 x 12 marks)
  • 1 extended question (1 x 16 marks)

Writing (40 marks) (25%)

  • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

 

English Literature

Paper 1

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Section A Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.

Section B The 19th-century novel: students will answer one question on their novel of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel and then to write about the novel as a whole.

Paper 2

  • Written exam: 2 hour 15 minutes
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Section A Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or drama text.

Section B Poetry: students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster.

Section C Unseen poetry: Students will answer one question on one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.

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