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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Macbeth Scheme

Shane Richardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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

How the Unit is Assessed

Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare (02)

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one thematic poetry cluster from the OCR poetry Anthology, including making connections with a thematically linked poem
  • one studied Shakespeare play

Assessment Objectives

GCSE English and English Literature assessment objectives (AOs) are set by Ofqual and are the same across all exam boards. The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

  • AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to:
  • maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response
  • use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations
  • AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate
  • AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.
  • AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Aims and Learning Outcomes

Courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Through literature, students have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written.

Studying GCSE English Literature should encourage students to read widely for pleasure, and as a preparation for studying literature at a higher level. Courses based on this specification should also encourage 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...

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