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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

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  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: The History Boys Scheme
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: The History Boys Sample Questions
  3. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • The History Boys Quotes Table.docx
  • The History Boys Thematic Evidence Worksheet.docx
  • The History Boys Character Table.docx
  • The Role of Mrs Lintott Table.docx
  • The Role of Mrs Lintott BLANK Table.docx
  • The History Boys Theme Table.docx
  • Margret Thatcher Worksheet.docx

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

Assessment Objectives

Assessment objectives (AOs) are set by Ofqual and are the same across all GCSE English Literature specifications and all exam boards. The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

  • AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to:
  • maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response
  • use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations
  • AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.
  • AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.
  • AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

(AQA, 2014)

This scheme of work provides you with 12 lessons made up of 8 core lessons with 4 additional lessons allowed for exam practice. This scheme has a strong exam focus which can be taught over four weeks assuming you have 3 lessons a week to deliver the text in. A summative assessment point is built into the scheme of work, but at various points...


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