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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Frankenstein Scheme

iyerm | 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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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Comparative 19th Century to Modern Times Table.docx
  • Frankenstein Nature and Knowledge Extracts.docx

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

Exam Questions

This component is worth 80 marks: 40 marks for Section A and 40 marks for Section B.

  • Section A: Pre 19th century novel (25% of total GCSE (9–1)). This is a two part question, with the first part focussed on an extract of approximately 400 words. The second part is an essay question exploring the whole text.
  • Section B: Poetry Anthology (25% of total GCSE (9–1)) Learners study one section of the Edexcel poetry anthology. They must respond to one named poem and then a poem of the students’ choice. Learners respond to one extended response-style question on their studied text, from a choice of two.

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...

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