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GCSE ENGLISH LITERATUREExamination Board: AQA Specification: 8702

About this subject

GCSE English Literature develops knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Through literature, students have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written. GCSE English literature enables students to:

read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able to discuss and explain their understanding and ideas

•                   develop the habit of reading widely and often

•                    appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage

•                   write accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, using Standard English.

Course Content

PAPER ONE: Shakespeare & 19th century novel.

Section A (34 marks)

•                    Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

•                    2-part question

•                    Closed book

Section B

•                    The Sign of The Four

•                    2-part question

•                    Closed book

PAPER TWO: Modern texts & poetry

Section A

•                    Blood Brothers

•                    1 question (no extract)

•                    Closed book

Section B

•                    Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology

Section C

•                     Unseen Poetry

Assessment PAPER 1: Monday 21st May 2018 (AM) PAPER 2: Friday 25th May 2018 (AM)

GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Examination Board: AQA Specification: 8700

About this subject

GCSE English language enables students to:

·         read a wide range of texts, fluently and with good understanding

·         read critically, and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing

·         write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately

·         use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

·         acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

·         listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken Standard English effectively. Spoken language will be reported on as part of the qualification, but it will not form part of the final mark and grade.

Course Content

PAPER ONE: The Creative Paper

•                    1 hour 45 minutes.

•                    2 sections – reading and writing. Reading – 50% (40 marks)

•                    Four questions. Writing – 50% (40 marks)

•                    1 extended writing question

•                    Descriptive or narrative writing

•                    16 marks for technical accuracy. 24 marks for content.

PAPER TWO: The transactional Paper

•                    1 hour 45 minutes.

•                    2 sections – reading and writing. Reading – 50% (40 marks)

•                    Four questions. Writing – 50% (40 marks)

•                    1 extended writing question

•                    Non-fiction writing task

•                    16 marks for technical accuracy. 24 marks for content.

Assessment

PAPER 1: Tuesday 5th June 2018 (AM) PAPER 2: Friday 8th June 2018 (AM)

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