English Literature

Qualification:    GCSE (1-9) English Literature

Exam Website:  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702

 

Exam Dates:

English Literature Paper 1:    Tuesday 22nd May 2018 (am)

Section A – Romeo and Juliet
Pupils will be given one extract from the play.
Answer one question about a theme/character. Pupils will need to refer to both the extract and the rest of the play. (30 marks + 4 marks for SPaG)

Section B - Frankenstein
Pupils will be given one extract from the novel.
Answer one question about a theme/character. Pupils will need to refer to both the extract and the rest of the novel. (30 marks)

(1 hour 45 mins – 40% of overall grade)

English Literature Paper 2:     Friday 25th May 2018 (am)

Section A – An Inspector Calls
No extract is given from the play.
Answer one question about a theme/character from a choice of two.
(30 marks + 4 marks for SPaG)

Section B – Love & Relationships Poetry
Compare one named poem to another poem from the anthology (15 Love & Relationships poems studied in class) (30 marks)

Section C – Unseen Poetry
Q1: Analyse one unseen poem (24 marks)
Q2: Compare how themes/ideas are presented in a second unseen poem (8 marks)

(2 hours 15 mins – 60% of overall grade)

 

Revision:

The English Department has provided CGP English Literature Revision Guides for all pupils.

Revision websites:

BBC Bitesize English Literature

Mr Bruff English Literature Revision Videos

You can also find revision for each of the Literature texts on www.sparknotes.comand a range of revision/summary videos on Youtube

St Peter’s Book

There are practice papers and revision materials  for each text available in the GCSE English area on St Peter’s Book

Other ways to revise for English Literature:

- Complete practice questions/papers in timed conditions, without any other distractions
- Use your Literature GCSE revision book to make notes and complete revision tasks
- Make revision flashcards for the main characters and themes in each text, including key points and quotes, and ask others to test you
-  Learn short quotes from each of the anthology poems
- Re-read the texts and make notes to summarise the important events in each chapter/act
- Pair up the anthology poems and identify similarities and differences

 

 Both exams are closed book – pupils will not have copies of the texts in the exams, so need to learn quotes from the plays, novels and anthology poems.

 

Targeted Revision Sessions:

Your English teacher will let you know if they want you to attend specific after-school revision sessions.