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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme »

shanerichardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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How the Component is Assessed

Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one...
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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme »

shanerichardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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GCSE Overview

The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to show their depth and breadth of knowledge through varied assessments.

This specification has been designed on the basis that learners’ reading should be of whole texts.

Learners are required to study the...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Macbeth Scheme »

shanerichardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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How the Unit is Assessed

Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare (02)

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one thematic poetry cluster from the OCR poetry Anthology, including making connections with a thematically linked poem
  • one studied Shakespeare play

Assessment...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Macbeth Scheme »

shanerichardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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How the unit is assessed:

  • 1 hour 45 minute written exam
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A

In Section A, students will respond to a Shakespeare play that they have been taught in preparation for the examination. The paper will contain an extract about which students will need...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Blood Brothers Scheme »

Stuart Lawrence | Thursday October 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Drama, Blood Brothers, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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Aims and Learning Outcomes

Courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop 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...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Blood Brothers Scheme »

Stuart Lawrence | Thursday October 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Blood Brothers, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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Aims and Learning Outcomes

Courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop 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...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Blood Brothers Scheme »

Stuart Lawrence | Thursday October 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Blood Brothers, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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Aims and Learning Outcomes

Courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop 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.

Studying...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Tempest Scheme »

rlsmedia | Wednesday May 20, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, The Tempest, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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Associated Resources

How the Component is Assessed

Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one Shakespeare play
  • one studied modern...
[ read full article ] »

Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

shanerichardson | Tuesday May 19, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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How the Component is Assessed

Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one Shakespeare play
  • one studied modern prose or drama text

This is a closed book examination. The texts will not be allowed in...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: The History Boys Scheme »

Shirley Bierman | Monday May 11, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Drama, The History Boys, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

rlsmedia | Friday May 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis


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How the Component is Assessed

Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: An Inspector Calls Scheme »

rsmith1 | Friday May 01, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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How the Component is Assessed

Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one Shakespeare play
  • one studied modern prose or...
[ read full article ] »

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Curious Incident SOW »

rlsmedia | Friday March 13, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Drama, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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GCSE Overview

This component assesses learners on either prose or drama from 1914 onwards, a 19th century prose text and unseen poetry. In Section A and Section B, learners will need to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of aspects of plot,...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: An Inspector Calls »

winwoodedu | Monday March 02, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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GCSE Overview

This component assesses learners on either prose or drama from 1914 onwards, a 19th century prose text and unseen poetry. In Section A and Section B, learners will need to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of aspects of plot, characterisation, events and key themes;...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

shanerichardson | Thursday February 12, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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How the Unit is Assessed

Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare (02)

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one thematic poetry cluster from the OCR poetry Anthology, including making connections with a thematically linked poem
  • one studied Shakespeare play

Assessment...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: The History Boys Scheme »

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday February 11, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, The History Boys, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

shanerichardson | Friday February 06, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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GCSE Overview

The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to show their depth and breadth of knowledge through varied assessments.

This specification has been designed on the basis that learners’ reading should be of whole texts.

Learners are required to study the...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

shanerichardson | Tuesday February 03, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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How the unit is assessed:

  • 1 hour 45 minute written exam
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Exam Questions

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...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

rlsmedia | Monday February 02, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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  1. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7
  2. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 8-14
  3. WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack

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GCSE Overview

The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Much Ado About Nothing Weeks 1-3 »

abullstbarts | Monday January 26, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: An Inspector Calls Scheme »

winwoodedu | Tuesday January 20, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Schemes, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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How the Unit is Assessed

Exploring modern literary texts (01)

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one studied modern prose or drama...
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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: DNA Scheme »

rlsmedia | Friday January 16, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Schemes, Drama, DNA, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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How the Unit is Assessed

Exploring modern literary texts (01)

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one studied modern prose or drama text, including making connections...
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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3 »

abullstbarts | Tuesday January 13, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

rlsmedia | Monday January 12, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: An Inspector Calls Scheme »

winwoodedu | Tuesday December 09, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Tempest Higher Ability Scheme »

rlsmedia | Monday December 08, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Drama, The Tempest, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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Associated Resources

How it’s assessed:

  • 1 hour 45 minute written exam
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Exam Questions

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...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3 »

abullstbarts | Friday November 28, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time SOW »

rlsmedia | Tuesday November 11, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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Associated Resources

What’s Assessed:

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed:

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

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:...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Scheme »

rlsmedia | Thursday September 11, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, DNA, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Scheme
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Sample Paper and Response
  3. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

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Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts - Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

rlsmedia | Monday September 08, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis


OCR A2 Unit F663 Guide to John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ »

Sarah Knightley | Friday June 27, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, Drama, Tis Pity She's a Whore, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience, Writing, Drama Analysis


Student Study Guide for Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller »

mandy_lloyd | Friday May 02, 2014

Categories: KS4, Drama, Death of a Salesman, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, LITA2, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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Form - ‘Tragedy’

In classical tragedies, so famous in ancient Greece, the playwright presents a protagonist (a ‘hero figure’) who initially succeeds but then suffers a ‘reversal of fortune’: we watch his fall from grace because he ‘over-reaches’ and dares the gods in some way, angering them and causing them to bring about his downfall. The gods bring the hero to fail because of a human weakness – a ‘fatal...

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AQA AS Eng Lit Guide LITA 1b World War One Literature »

Julie Richardson | Tuesday April 29, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, Drama, Journey's End, Black'ell and Survivors, Hot Entries, Poetry, Kipling, My Boy Jack, Larkin, MCMXIV, Sassoon, Suicide in the Trenches , World War One, Writing, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis

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Resources for Exploring Wider Reading

This resource is designed to expose students to a wide range of WW1 Literature, intending to give them a broad and useful understanding and appreciation of the texts and their context. The texts selected in this scheme of work focus on the Poetry...

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GCSE English Literature Student’s Guide to An Inspector Calls »

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday April 02, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, Paper 1 Prose and Drama, OCR GCSE, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Essays, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 3 Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662

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Focusing on the analysis of form, structure and language

For any text you study for your GCSE English Literature coursework, controlled assessments or exam, to gain a high grade, the exam board’s mark scheme requires you to analyse and discuss effective aspects of form, structure and language. Many teachers call this “FSL”. In practice, most students cope well with analysing and discussing the useful effects created by...

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A Guide to OCR A2 F663 Section B (from 2013): Drama and Poetry Pre-1800 »

pauledusites | Tuesday April 01, 2014

Categories: Drama, The Rivals, Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Prologue, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale with Comparative Notes for Sheridan’s The Rivals

Introduction

This guide covers Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, both the Prologue and Tale, and focuses of the A2 OCR unit F663, Section B – but the guide should prove very useful to anyone teaching these Chaucer texts for any other exam board. The OCR unit itself requires a comparison with another text, and in this guide, that text is...

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A GCSE English Literature Guide to Macbeth and Browning’s Monologues »

Steph Atkinson | Tuesday November 19, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 3 Significance of Shakespeare, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 3 Poetry and Drama

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In Macbeth, Shakespeare’s context seems to have brought him to want to explore several ideas to create an entertaining and tense plot, ideas that bring us an awareness of the guiding themes of the play; perhaps the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is one of the most central, encompassing as it does they key themes of conflict, control and power. At GCSE, the play is often used as part of a controlled assessment...

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GCSE English Literature Guide to Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice Part One »

winwoodedu | Friday October 25, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Hobson's Choice, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

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Introduction

The following guide is in two parts; Part One covers the background and Acts 1 and 2 and Part Two explores Acts 3 and 4.

Background

Hobson’s Choice was written by Harold Brighouse who was born in 1882 in Eccles, Salford, Lancashire. He was one of a group of Northern playwrights working in the years around World War 1. They wrote about their experiences as working men in the north of England which contrasted with...

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GCSE English Literature Guide to Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice Part Two »

winwoodedu | Thursday October 24, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Hobson's Choice, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

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Introduction

The following guide is in two parts; Part One covers the background and Acts 1 and 2 and Part Two explores Acts 3 and 4.

Act 3

Synopsis

The setting in Act 3 moves to the cellar in Oldfield Road where Willie and Maggie live and have set up shop.  Maggie and Willie are celebrating their marriage along with Alice and Vicky and their boyfriends. Alice and Vicky are surprised at how much Willie has achieved in such a...

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GCSE Teacher’s Guide To AQA English Literature Unit 1 Examination »

jennywebb | Wednesday October 23, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, Drama, An Inspector Calls , The Crucible, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis

Introduction

The AQA GCSE English Literature Unit 1 exam is the one that all students taking this course must sit, regardless of the route through the course your school has chosen. Unit 1 covers ‘Modern Texts’, and allows for the study of short novels with the possible choice of a play.

In order to succeed in this exam, students must display perceptiveness when deploying a range of analytical skills that incorporate an awareness of literary form,...

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Preparing students for WJEC English Literature Paper 3: Controlled Assessments - Linked Texts »

bethk | Sunday October 20, 2013

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Poetry, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 3 Poetry and Drama

This Controlled Assessment can also be used for GCSE English. It requires students to study a Shakespeare play (any except Othello or Much Ado About Nothing) and a cluster of fifteen poems from the WJEC poetry anthology (poems are allocated to set clusters by the board, according to theme – this changes annually and is notified in advance, to allow for completion in year 10 for submission in year 11).

The specification changes require students to...

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A Teacher’s Guide to OCR AS F662: Literature Post-1900 »

pauledusites | Friday October 18, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Analysing Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Re-Creative Writing, OCR A Level English Literature, F662, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level

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Introduction

This is, by far, my favourite unit to teach across OCR’s A Level – and it is the one that, most fairly, seems to reward the hard work of the pupil.

Whereas the F661 and F663 examination units can be, understandably, nerve-wracking affairs, and the F664 coursework requires a complex juggling act of a range of challenging texts, F662 feels pleasantly straightforward. What’s more, the fact it is worth 40% of...

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WJEC GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Teaching Heritage & Contemporary Prose & Drama »

bethk | Thursday September 12, 2013

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, Prose Analysis, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose, Unit 2b Drama and Prose

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This guide focuses on the ‘strengthened’ version of the current specification for assessment from 2015 in terms of implications for teaching, as far as these can be told from the information currently available. This presentation is largely in comparison to the existing specification, examined for the final time in June 2014.

This closed book examination assesses students’ understanding of two specific set texts, one...

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GCSE English Literature Guide to Educating Rita »

Shirley Bierman | Monday September 02, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, Drama, Analysing Drama, Educating Rita, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662

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Navigation Guide

  1. GCSE English Literature Guide to Educating Rita
  2. GCSE English Literature Scheme of Work for Educating Rita

Note: Whilst this Edusites English guide is focused on the requirements of the OCR English Literature exam (A662: Modern Drama), it would be easily adaptable to suit any other GCSE English Literature course.

OCR Unit A662: Modern Drama Examined Unit

This is worth 25% of the GCSE English Literature marks...

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A Level English Language & Literature ELLA3 Revision Guide »

bethk | Tuesday May 21, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Analysing Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Speech Analysis, Transformative or Editorial Writing, Transcribed Conversations, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


AQA A Level English Literature Guide to LITB3 Section A: Text & Genres Exam Techniques »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday May 15, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, Essays, Literary Analysis, Persuasive Writing, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Rhetoric Analysis, Speech Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

  • Throughout this guide, a past exam-style question based on the play Macbeth has been used to illustrate ideas, but these have been written in a way that will allow you easily to transfer the idea to any other exam text, whether another ‘Gothic’ text or Pastoral.
  • To achieve a high grade in your exam answer, one major precondition exists:
    • That you know your text well.

If that condition has been met, through classroom and personal study along with...

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A Guide to Love Through The Ages »

ruthowen | Tuesday April 16, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, A Lady of Letters, Equus, Hamlet, King Lear, Measure For Measure, Othello, Hot Entries, Poetry, Brooke, The Soldier, Eliot, The Waste Land, Graves, Symptoms of Love, Hardy, The Going, Your Last Drive, Heaney, Mid-Term Break, Lamb, The First Tooth, Letts, The Deserter, Shakespeare, Sonnet 130, Prose, Enduring Love, Great Expectations, On Chesil Beach, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


An Inspector Calls Learning Mat »

jennywebb | Thursday February 14, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Writing, Drama Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 3 Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC GCSE English Literature


Studying a Play »

Steve Campsall | Tuesday December 04, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, The Crucible, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 3 Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama, OCR GCSE English Literature, WJEC GCSE English Literature

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Source: RSC / Peter Cook

Below are some general notes aimed at students, intended to help them analyse any stage play.

Plot and Theme

When a writer creates a story, whether for page or stage, there are two linked aspects that you can analyse and discuss in your school essays: plot and theme.

Plot

When we read or watch anything, we give time over to it. For us to feel this time will be well spent and worthwhile, the writer needs, from the outset, to...

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A Guide to The Crucible »

winwoodedu | Tuesday December 04, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, The Crucible, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, OCR GCSE English Literature, WJEC GCSE English Literature

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Source: Royal Court Theatre, London | VAM


Guide Navigation

1. Studying a Play
2. A Guide to The Crucible


The Crucible

1. Background

Although Miller based his play on the seventeenth century US Salem witchcraft trials, the themes of the play are universal and probably timeless. There are parallels between the play and the lengths people will go to, for example, to separate themselves from anyone suddenly under the scrutiny of those in authority; and we...

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A Guide to OCR A2 F663 Drama and Poetry Pre-1800 »

pauledusites | Tuesday October 16, 2012

Categories: Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level

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Guide Navigation

1. Introduction
2. Section A: Shakespeare
3. Section B: Drama and Poetry
4. Exemplars
5. Conclusion


Introduction

I think it is important to acknowledge at the outset that this is not an especially easy examination for which to prepare students. In my experience, no matter how much work you do with them on your chosen texts, even the most diligent and able of your pupils are going to enter the exam room with somewhat of a sense of...

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