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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme

Alex Bull | Tuesday February 03, 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, Writing, Comparative Analysis, Poetry Analysis

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

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: students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster.

Section C Unseen poetry: students will answer one question on each of two unseen poems and one comparative question. There are 32 marks for this section (24 for the first question and 8 for the comparative question).

Skills Development

In studying the set texts students should have the opportunity to develop the following skills.

Reading Comprehension and Reading Critically

  • Literal and inferential comprehension: understanding a word, phrase or sentence in context; exploring aspects of plot, characterisation, events and settings; distinguishing between what is stated explicitly and what is implied; explaining motivation, sequence of events, and the relationship between actions or events
  • Critical reading: identifying the theme and distinguishing between themes; supporting a point of view by referring to evidence in the text; recognising the possibility of and evaluating different responses to a text; using understanding of writers’ social, historical and cultural contexts to inform evaluation; making an informed personal response that derives from analysis and evaluation of the text
  • Evaluation of a writer’s choice of vocabulary, grammatical and structural features: analysing and evaluating how language, structure, form and presentation contribute to quality and impact; using linguistic and literary terminology for such evaluation
  • Comparing texts: comparing and contrasting texts studied, referring where relevant to theme,...

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