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

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  • Edexcel GCSE Poetry Anthology Sample Question Lesson 5.docx

Qualification Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel Level 1/ Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in English Literature are to enable students to:

  • Read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading;
  • read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able to discuss and explain their understanding and ideas;
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often;
  • appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage;
  • write accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, using Standard English;
  • acquire and use a wide vocabulary, including grammatical terminology, and other literary and linguistic terms they need to criticise and analyse what they read.

How it’s Assessed

Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature (1 hour 45 minutes)

  • Section A - Shakespeare: a two-part question, with the first task focused on an extract of approximately 30 lines. The second task is focused on how a theme reflected in the extract is explored elsewhere in the play.
  • Assessment Objectives covered are AO1, AO2 and AO3.
  • Section B - Post-1914 British play or novel: ONE essay question.
  • Assessment Objectives covered are AO1, AO3 and AO4.
  • The total number of marks available is 80.
  • Closed book (texts are not allowed in the examination).

Component 2: 19th-Century Novel and Poetry since 1789 * (2 hours 15 minutes)

  • Section A - 19th-Century novel: 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.
  • Assessment Objectives covered are AO1 and AO2.
  • Section B - Part 1: ONE question comparing a named poem from...

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