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A Students’ Guide to Writing an Effective A Level Essay »

Steve Campsall | Friday January 12, 2018

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Generic Skills, AQA A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Generic Skills, OCR A Level Skills Resources, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Generic Skills, WJEC A Level Skills Resources, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Essays

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Teacher’s Note

What follows is a guide written for students that, I hope, will help them write more effective essays. Even an essay that gains a lowly grade will often be the result of a substantial amount of time and effort from the student; and the chances are that he or she felt all along that their writing was ‘going wrong’ somehow – but press on they must, on to what must at times seem like the bitter end. How frustrating and perhaps even...

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An A Level Guide to Context »

Steve Campsall | Friday January 12, 2018

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Generic Skills, AQA A Level Skills Resources, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, 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, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Literature, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Generic Skills, WJEC A Level Skills Resources, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Literature, Hot Entries, Writing, Contextual Research

Teacher’s Note

Below is an EnglishEdu Student Guide that will, hopefully, help your own students to a deeper and useful understanding of the key idea of context. Many students struggle with this concept which, along with purpose, audience and genre must surely rank as one of the four key aspects of all texts; indeed, it could be argued that, along with the individual writer or speaker of a text, context is the main aspect of central concern as, from...

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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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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 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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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

jallen | Friday October 09, 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, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Downie, Great Grandfather, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Sandburg, Sketch, Ware, On The Verge, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis, Textual Analysis


OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Writing Scheme »

aborland | Thursday October 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Language, Punctuation & Grammar, Narrative Writing, Textual Analysis


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...

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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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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Conflict Anthology Higher Ability Scheme »

rcarey | Wednesday October 07, 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, Agard, Flag, Bhatt, Partition, Blake, A Poison Tree, Clarke, Lament, Dharker, Honour Killing, Dickinson, There's a Certain Slant of Light, Douglas, Vergissmeinnicht, Hardy, The Man He Killed, Heaney, Blackberry Picking, Punishment, Lamb, Envy, Levertov, What Were They Like?, Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib, Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth, Disabled, Shapcott, Phrase Book, Wordsworth, Boat Stealing, Writing, Poetry Analysis

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Introduction

This resource makes reference to the exam board’s published specification, poetry anthology (Towards a World Unknown) and sample assessment materials. At the time of writing this resource, there have been no live materials. The first question papers will be taken in the summer of 2017. When working with particular year groups,...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/01 Communicating Information & Ideas: Writing Scheme »

rcarey | Monday September 28, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas Schemes, Dictionary & Grammar, Grammar, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Imaginative Writing

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Introduction

This resource makes reference to the exam board’s published specification and sample assessment materials. At the time of writing, there have been no live materials. The first question papers will be taken in the summer of 2017. When working with particular year groups, teachers should refer to the relevant year’s...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 1 Section B Writing: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing »

rlsmedia | Friday September 18, 2015

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 Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Imaginative Writing

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What is Assessed

At the start of the learning journey share with pupils the assessment criteria as well as the expectations of the exam. It is important that pupils have a full and detailed understanding of what is expected of them and how they need to approach the exam. This is an excellent...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 1 Section A Reading: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing »

rlsmedia | Friday September 18, 2015

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 Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing

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What is Assessed

At the start of the learning journey share with pupils the assessment criteria as well as the expectations of the exam. It is important that pupils have a full and detailed understanding of what is expected of them and how they need...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 2 Section B Writing: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives »

rlsmedia | Monday August 31, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Dictionary & Grammar, Grammar, Hot Entries, Writing

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This unit has been designed to accompany the published AQA Exemplar Paper 2 Exam Paper.

Further sample exam questions can be found in our Assessment Pack in Guide Navigation.

It is a skills based unit and can therefore be used with any appropriate resources that a teacher may wish to use:

The Exam

What is Assessed

  • Section A: Reading
  • One...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 2 Section A Reading: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives »

rlsmedia | Monday August 31, 2015

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

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This unit has been designed to accompany the published AQA Exemplar Paper 2 Exam Paper.

Further sample exam questions can be found in our Assessment Pack in Guide Navigation.

It is a skills based unit and can therefore be used with any appropriate resources that a teacher may wish to use:

“The sources for the reading questions will be...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Pigeon English Scheme »

aborland | Sunday August 30, 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, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Narrative, Analysing Narrative, Prose, Pigeon English, Writing, Analytical Writing, Prose Analysis

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Associated Resources

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...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: The War of the Worlds Scheme »

cbarcock | Monday July 20, 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, Prose, The War of The Worlds, Writing, Prose Analysis

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WJEC Eduqas

  • Component 2: 19th Century Prose
  • External written exam; this part is worth 20% as has to be taken alongside Post 1914 prose/drama as well as unseen poetry to make up to 60% of the exam (Exam lasts for 2hrs, 30 mins)
  • Students will need to answer one essay question exploring the whole text. It is worth 40 marks.

This assessment will...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lang Component 2: 19th & 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading Scheme »

bethk | Tuesday June 30, 2015

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 Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Persuasive Writing, Transactional Writing


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Woman in Black Scheme »

rsmith1 | Thursday June 25, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, The Woman in Black, Writing, Prose 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...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Poetry Anthology Scheme Lessons 1-9 »

abower | Wednesday June 24, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, Armitage, The Manhunt, Blake, London, Brooke, The Soldier, Browning, Sonnet 43, Dharker, Living Space, Dickinson, As Imperceptibly as Grief, Dove, Cozy Apologia, Duffy, Valentine, Hardy, A Wife in London, Heaney, Death of a Naturalist, Hughes, Hawk Roosting, Keats, To Autumn, Larkin, Afternooons, Lord Byron, She Walks in Beauty, Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est, Sheers, Mametz Wood, Shelley, Ozymandias, Wordsworth, The Prelude, Writing, Poetry Analysis

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  1. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Poetry Anthology Scheme Lessons 1-9
  2. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Poetry Anthology Scheme Lessons 10-17
  3. WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack

GCSE Overview

This guide contains ideas and resources for teaching the poems in the Eduqas anthology. The anthology is examined in Eduqas GCSE English Literature for teaching from September 2015.

The...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lang Component 2: Persuasive & Transactional Writing Scheme »

bethk | Friday June 19, 2015

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 Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Persuasive Writing, Transactional Writing

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Associated Resources

This ten-lesson scheme introduces students to the requirements of the second part of this paper. The Sample Assessment Materials have been taken as a guide for this scheme, with new tasks created along the same lines to allow for additional practice while preserving the SAMs...

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

shanerichardson | Tuesday June 16, 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 Conflict Cluster, Blake, A Poison Tree, Carson, Belfast Confetti, Casey, The Class Game, Clarke, Catrin, Hardy, The Man He Killed, Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib, Rossetti, Cousin Kate, Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Wordsworth, The Prelude, Zephaniah, No Problem, Writing, Poetry Analysis

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How is this unit assessed?

  • A 2 hour 15 minute written examination.
  • It counts for 50% of the GCSE English Literature qualification.

Overview of the Unit Content

This unit asks students to study a 19th century novel and a poetry collection from the Pearson...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: The War of the Worlds Scheme »

cbarcock | Thursday June 04, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, The War of The Worlds, Writing, Prose 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 with a thematically linked unseen modern, same-genre extract
  • one studied 19th century...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Pride and Prejudice Scheme Lessons 1-6 »

leaves | Wednesday June 03, 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, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Hot Entries, Prose, Pride and Prejudice, Writing, Prose Analysis


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  1. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Pride and Prejudice Scheme Lessons 1-6
  2. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Pride and Prejudice Scheme Lessons 7-12

How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview -...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1-7 »

jallen | Monday June 01, 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, Prose, Jane Eyre, Writing, Prose Analysis


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Great Expectations Scheme »

aborland | Thursday May 21, 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, Prose, Great Expectations, Writing, Prose Analysis

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How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and Responding to:

  • One novel from the 19th-century
  • One section of poetry from the Edexcel anthology

This is a closed book examination. The texts...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme »

rlsmedia | Thursday May 21, 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, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Prose Analysis

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How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and Responding to:

  • One novel from the 19th-century
  • One section of poetry from the Edexcel anthology

This is a closed book examination. The texts...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Frankenstein Scheme »

aborland | Wednesday May 20, 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, Prose, Frankenstein, Writing, Prose Analysis

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How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

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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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...
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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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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Lord of the Flies Scheme Lessons 1-9 »

rlsmedia | Thursday May 14, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Lord Of The Flies, Writing, Prose Analysis


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1-7 »

jallen | Wednesday May 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, Prose, Jane Eyre, Writing, Prose Analysis


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Anita and Me Scheme »

hreesbidder | 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Anita and Me, Writing, Prose Analysis

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How it’s assessed

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

Exam Questions

  • Section A Post 1914 Prose/Drama (20%). One source based question.
  • Section B 19th Century Prose (20%). One source based question./li
  • Section C Unseen Poetry (20%). Two questions on unseen poems, one of which involves comparison.

How the paper is assessed

This...

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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: Anita and Me Scheme »

hreesbidder | 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, Prose, Anita and Me, Writing, Prose 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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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: A Christmas Carol Scheme »

winwoodedu | Thursday May 07, 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, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Hot Entries, Prose, A Christmas Carol, Writing, Prose Analysis

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How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and Responding to:

  • One novel from the 19th-century
  • One section of poetry from the Edexcel anthology

This is a closed book examination. The texts...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Pride and Prejudice »

leaves | Tuesday May 05, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Pride and Prejudice, Writing, Prose 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 with a thematically linked unseen modern, same-genre extract
  • one studied 19th century prose...
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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...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lang Component 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing »

rsmith1 | Thursday April 30, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Schemes, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing, Hot Entries, Writing, Non-Fiction Analysis, Transactional Writing

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Assessment Objectives

Reading

AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise evidence from different texts.
AO2: Explain, comment upon and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views.
AO3:...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lang Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing »

rsmith1 | Wednesday April 29, 2015

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

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Assessment Objectives

Reading

AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise evidence from different texts.

AO2: Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views.

AO4: Evaluate...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Never Let Me Go Scheme Lessons 1 - 10 »

cbarcock | Wednesday April 29, 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, Prose, Never Let Me Go, Writing, Prose Analysis


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  1. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Never Let Me Go Scheme Lessons 1 - 10
  2. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Never Let Me Go Scheme Lessons 11 - 20
  3. WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack

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...

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