English Language and Literature GCSE

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AQA

How Will I Be Assessed?

No controlled assessment – all exams

Exams

English Language

Reading skills: summary, comparison, language analysis, evaluate, infer, analyse structure, read for meaning.Students need to be familiar with grammatical terminology, parts of speech and literary terminology in order to analyse the texts closely.
Writing skills: writing to entertain and writing to present a point of view, in a particular genre. Spelling, punctuation and grammar.

English Literature

The exams are now ‘closed book’ – which means students will not have a copy of the play, poems or novel in the exam with them. They need to learn key quotes to use in their exam essays.
They need to know the texts well, including their plot structure, key characters, themes, the historical context that they were written in and be able to analyse how they have been written. They need to know key literary terminology in order to analyse texts successfully.

English Language Paper 1

Explorations in creative reading and writing
1 hour 45 mins
Section A: reading, Section B: writing
80 marks, 50% of GCSE
6 June 2017

English Language Paper 2

Writers’ view points and perspectives
1 hour 45 mins
Section A: reading, Section B: writing
80 marks, 50% of GCSE
12 June 2017

English Literature Paper 1

Shakespeare and the 19th Century novel
1 hour 45 mins
Section A: Shakespeare (Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet) 34 marks
Section B: 19th Centry novel (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) 30 marks
64 marks, 40% of GCSE
22 May 2017

English Literature Paper 2

Modern texts and poetry
2 hours 15 mins
Section A: Modern text (Animal Farm/An Inspector Calls/DNA/Lord of the Flies/Never Let Me Go) 34 marks
Section B: Poetry Anthology 30 marks
Section C: Unseen Poetry 32 marks
96 marks, 60% of GCSE
26 May 2017

After- school revision sessions

Download a list of after-school English revision sessions from 11 Jan to 7 June 2017 – English Revision sessions

Revision resources

Download the English Language Walking Mock Paper 1

 
 
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