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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme 2

jallen | Wednesday October 14, 2015

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

Associated Resources

  • Worksheet 1.docx
  • Worksheet 1 Level 1-3.docx
  • Worksheet 2.docx
  • Worksheet 3.docx
  • Worksheet 4.docx
  • Worksheet 5.docx
  • Teacher’s Copy Worksheet 5.docx
  • Success in the Unseen Poetry Section.pptx

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 paper being awarded up to 96 marks.

Summary of the Exam

The assessment is two hours and 15 minutes in duration consisting of three sections.

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 one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.

This is a closed book examination. Text books are not allowed into the examination.

Assessment Objectives and Weightings

In this section of the examination, students are tested upon their ability to:

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.

Lesson One

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

Learning Objective

To be able to express a personal response to a poem (AO1)

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