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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Conflict Anthology Higher Ability Scheme

Russell Carey | Wednesday October 07, 2015

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  • OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack


This resource makes reference to the exam board’s published specification, poetry anthology (Towards a World Unknown) and sample assessment materials. At the time of writing this resource, there have been no live materials. The first question papers will be taken in the summer of 2017. When working with particular year groups, teachers should refer to the relevant year’s specification.

The resource concentrates on the poems from the anthology’s second cluster for study Conflict. Other poems not in the anthology are introduced for the purpose of comparison. One of the Poetry questions in the sample paper (J352/02 Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare) asks students to compare a poem from the anthology with an unseen poem.

Questions used in this resource are designed to develop students’ learning. For the exact style of examination questions, teachers should consult the exam board’s sample assessment materials (see OCR website) and, from June 2017, their live examination papers.

Associated Resources

References will be made to the OCR Poetry Anthology Towards the Unknown, which can be found on the exam board’s website. In addition, suitable unseen poems are suggested for use in comparison questions.

How the Unit is Assessed?

Paper J352/02 Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Section A: Poetry across time

The Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare component is worth 80 marks and weighted at 50% of the overall specification.

Section A Poetry across time is worth 40 marks and weighted at 25% of the overall specification.

Students answer questions on the themed poetry cluster they have worked on during their course.

Conflict is one of three clusters. The other two are Love and Relationships and Youth and Age.

Each question is split into two parts:

a) a comparison of a named poem from the anthology cluster with an...

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