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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme

Shane Richardson | Tuesday February 03, 2015

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

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 answer one question on their novel of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel and then to write about the novel as a whole.

Additional Information

The extracts that appear on the exam for both the Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel questions will be taken from the set act or chapter(s).

Shakespeare

Students will study one play from the list of six set texts. Students should study the whole text.

Choose one of:

  • Macbeth
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Tempest
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Julius Caesar

Aims and Learning Outcomes

This GCSE English Literature specification is intended to provide students with an opportunity to develop a range of skills and aptitudes associated with the study of literature.  The specification is designed such that students develop the skills to be confident readers, critical thinkers and articulate writers.  Equally, it is hoped that through their successful study of literature, students will find their passion for reading and this will provide a platform for the study of literature at a higher level.

The core skills that this specification intends to teach students are:

  • to read a wide range of literature, critically and evaluatively.
  • to develop the habits associated with regular wider reading.
  • to develop an appreciation of the best that has been written and thought.
  • to write accurately, coherently and analytically about their reading

Assessment Objectives

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