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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Poetry Anthology Love and Relationships Scheme

Russell Carey | Wednesday June 24, 2015

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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, 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 first cluster for study Love and relationships. 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 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, unseen poems that are out of copyright have been printed within this scheme of work. There are suggestions, too, of poems useful for comparison, but which cannot be reprinted.

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.

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

Each question is...

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