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OCR GCSE English Language Paper 1 Live Scripts »

Richard Gent | Monday April 30, 2018

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas Schemes, J351/01 Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

Files you will need to mark the exam papers

Many thanks to all schools who took part in our second mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves forward. We were...

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Eduqas GCSE English Language Paper 1 Live Scripts »

cbarcock | Monday April 30, 2018

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Assessment Pack, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Schemes

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

Files you will need to mark the exam papers

Many thanks to all schools who took part in our second mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who...

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Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper One Live Scripts »

cbarcock | Monday April 30, 2018

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing

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Live Scripts

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AQA GCSE English Language Live Scripts Paper 1 Explorations »

cbarcock | Monday April 30, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

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Files you will need for the exam

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Live Scripts

Many thanks to all schools who took part in our second mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves...

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GCSE English Language Live Scripts Paper 1 »

cbarcock | Monday April 30, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Overviews

Live Scripts

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AQA GCSE English Language »

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 03, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Overviews

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Edusites Teacher Guides to GCSE English Language and Literature

Paper 1

Explorations in Creative Reading and...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry


Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789


OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare


Eduqas GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry


GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry Anthology Packs »

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry

Our Unseen Poetry Anthologies provide 30 poems covering five categories:

  • Love and Relationships
  • Conflict and Power
  • Youth and Age
  • Time and Place
  • The Natural World

Included in the anthology is an introduction around meaning, discussion points for the classroom and teaching tips for each poem.

Our Top Examiner Tips look at what is required in answering unseen poems in terms of the assessment objectives, structuring a response, how to reference effectively...

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Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology »

pdodd | Wednesday October 12, 2016

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing


AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology »

pdodd | Friday September 30, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack


Eduqas English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology »

pdodd | Friday September 30, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack


OCR English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology »

pdodd | Wednesday September 28, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack


Integrated Exercises for OCR GCSE English Language and Literature »

cbarcock | Friday September 09, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE

The following passages are all taken from J352/01 Literature Paper ‘Exploring modern and literary heritage texts’.

  • All five set texts are represented and can, of course, be added to from whichever set text is being studied so as to go alongside any of the passages which will, effectively, be ‘unseen’.
  • Teachers can fill in as much or as little detail as they wish in preparing learners for either or both of them. For example, some glossing of some...
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Guide and Exemplar Material for Questions Two and Four »

cbarcock | Wednesday September 07, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis

This material should be used in conjunction with the Edusites publication How to Compare and Contrast

AQA Paper Two

The relevant assessment objectives are:-

  • AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise from different texts.
  • AO3: Compare writer’s ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed across two or more texts.

Section A: Reading: one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text
...

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OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Wednesday March 02, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack

Welcome to Edusites English OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the...

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OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/01: Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Wednesday March 02, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351/01 Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack

Welcome to Edusites English OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/01: Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language Component 2: Reading and Writing Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Tuesday February 23, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language Component 2: 19th and 21st Century Non-fiction Reading and Transactional / Persuasive Writing Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language Component 1: Reading and Writing Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Monday February 22, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the...

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Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 2: Non Fiction and Transactional Writing Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Friday February 05, 2016

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 2: Non Fiction and Transactional Writing Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual...

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Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Tuesday February 02, 2016

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and...

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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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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Wednesday January 20, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the...

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Tuesday January 19, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Tuesday January 12, 2016

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 Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Tuesday January 12, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the...

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OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Friday January 08, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern and Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with...

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OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Thursday January 07, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and...

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AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment »

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack


Eduqas English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | War and Espionage »

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing


Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty »

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing


Eduqas English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment »

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Assessment Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Schemes


Eduqas English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Women »

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Assessment Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Schemes


Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Tuesday December 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 Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with...

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Tuesday December 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Component 2: 19th-Century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

Welcome to Edusites English Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Thursday December 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 Assessment Pack

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Wednesday December 02, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Assessment Pack

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Poetry Anthology Relationships Collection »

aborland | Friday November 13, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789 Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, Edexcel Anthology, Edexcel Relationships Cluster, Armitage, The Manhunt, Baillie, A Child to His Sick Grandfather, Browning, Sonnet 43, Cooper-Clarke, I Wanna Be Yours, De Kok, My Father Would Not Show Us, Duffy, Valentine, Hadfield, Love's Dog, Keats, Le Belle Dame sans Merci, Wordsworth, A Complaint, Zephaniah

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Qualification Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel Level 1/ Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in English Literature are to enable students to:

  • Read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections...
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AQA, WJEC Eduqas, OCR & Edexcel GCSE Spoken Language Scheme »

pauledusites | Thursday November 05, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel Spoken Language, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR Spoken Language, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English

Spoken Language Endorsement for GCSE English Language

The four English awarding bodies have developed the new criteria for Spoken Language assessment in the new GCSE English Language (9-1) qualifications. This will be a separately endorsed component, for which candidates will be graded Distinction, Pass, or Merit. Candidates who do not achieve a Pass grade, or those who do not take the component, will be given non-classified.

The Guidance Document for...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lang Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading Scheme »

bethk | Wednesday November 04, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Schemes, Hot Entries, Reading

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How It’s Assessed

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lang Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading Study 40% (1 hour 45 minutes)

Section A (20%) – Reading (40 marks)

This section will test through structured questions the reading of an unseen extract from one 20th century literary prose text...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lang Component 1: Creative Prose Writing Scheme »

bethk | Tuesday November 03, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Schemes, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Narrative, Analysing Narrative, Writing, Creative Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Descriptive Writing, Imaginative Writing, Language, Punctuation & Grammar

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How It’s Assessed

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lang Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading Study

40% (1 hour 45 minutes)

Section A (20%) – Reading (40 marks)

This section will test through...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Power and Conflict Anthology Scheme »

Mia Sneyd | Wednesday October 21, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Checking Out Me History, Anthologies, AQA Anthology, AQA Power and Conflict Cluster, Armitage, Remains, Blake, London, Browning, My Last Duchess, Dharker, Tissue, Duffy, War Photographer, Garland, Kamikaze, Heaney, Storm on the Island, Hughes, Bayonet Charge, Owen, Exposure, Rumens, The Emigree, Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Shelley, Ozymandias, Weir, Poppies, Wordsworth, The Prelude, Writing, Poetry Analysis

This guide contains ideas and resources for teaching the poems in the ‘Power and Conflict’ cluster of the AQA Poems Past and Present anthology. The anthology is examined in AQA GCSE English Literature (8702) for teaching from September 2015.

The anthology is assessed in Paper 2 (Modern Texts and Poetry) of the Literature examination. The duration of the paper is 2 hrs 15mins and it is a closed book examination. The paper as a whole is worth 60% of...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

jallen | Wednesday October 14, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Sandburg, Sketch, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

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Unseen Poetry - Component 2 Section A Part A

This scheme of work focuses upon the skills required for the unseen poetry question in section A of the paper. The Sample Questions at the end of the unit refer to the anthology poems so it is recommended...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme 2 »

jallen | Wednesday October 14, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Liz Lochhead, Poem for My Sister, Pastan, To A Daughter Leaving Home, Sandburg, Sketch, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

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Unseen Poetry - Paper 2 Section C

  • This scheme of work focuses upon the unseen poetry section of the paper.
  • It is worth a total of 32 marks, with the whole...
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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

jallen | Tuesday October 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, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Gunn, Considering the Snail, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Morgan, A Gull, Sandburg, Sketch, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

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Unseen Poetry - Component 2 Part C

  • This scheme of work focuses upon the unseen poetry section of the paper.
  • It is worth a total of 40 marks, with the whole paper being awarded up to 120 marks.
  • This section is worth 20% of the overall GCSE Literature...
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