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OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Reading Scheme

iyerm | Thursday October 08, 2015

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Note: this should be used in conjunction with the companion scheme of work OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Writing Scheme.

See the OCR Specimen Assessment Materials on the OCR website for question papers, mark scheme and exemplars.

What is Assessed

Section A: Reading

Reading Exploring Effects and Impact (component 02) focuses on reading literary prose texts and creative writing.

Candidates will be asked to read extracts from two unseen literary prose fiction texts from the 20th & 21st centuries, one text may be literary non-fiction. There will not be a 19th century text in component 02.

Section B: Writing

Learners write one piece of original creative writing.

For the purposes of this scheme of work the extracts are taken from two of the set texts for OCR English Literature Never Let Me Go and Anita and Me.

This is to encourage cross fertilisation between the two specifications and facilitate economies of time.


Learners will read a wide range of high quality prose fiction texts drawn from the 20th & 21st centuries. They may include, for example, extracts from novels, short stories or literary non-fiction such as autobiography.

They will engage with detail in texts to draw inferences and recognise the possibility of different reactions.

They will explore the impact of writers’ use of language, structure and grammatical features on the reader.

Learners will support their ideas about texts with carefully selected evidence.

They will develop knowledge and understanding of linguistic terminology to support their analysis of texts.

Learners should be able to:

  • Comment on writers’ choices of vocabulary, structure and grammatical features and how...

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