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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Unseen Poetry Scheme

jallen | Wednesday October 14, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Sandburg, Sketch, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

Associated Resources

  • Worksheet 1.docx
  • Worksheet 1 Level 1-3.docx
  • Worksheet 2.docx
  • Worksheet 3.docx
  • Worksheet 4.docx
  • Worksheet 5.docx
  • Teacher’s Copy Worksheet 5.docx
  • Success in the Unseen Poetry Section.pptx

Unseen Poetry - Component 2 Section A Part A

This scheme of work focuses upon the skills required for the unseen poetry question in section A of the paper. The Sample Questions at the end of the unit refer to the anthology poems so it is recommended that the pupils have studied at least some of them prior to this unit.

The Poetry Section A is worth a total of 40 marks. The unseen poetry, Question 1A, is worth 20 marks.

The whole paper is worth up to 80 marks and is 25% of the total GCSE.

Summary of the Exam

The assessment is two hours in duration consisting of two sections.

Section A Poetry across Time (25% of total GCSE)

Learners study one themed poetry cluster from the OCR Poetry Anthology. Learners respond to one extended response-style question on their studied poetry cluster, which is split into two parts: a) A comparison of a named poem from the OCR Poetry Anthology with an unseen poem AND b) A related question on a different poem (own choice) from the OCR Poetry Anthology.

Section B Shakespeare (25% of total GCSE)

Learners study one Shakespeare set play. Learners respond to one extended response-style question on their studied play, from a choice of two: An extract-based question, making links to the whole text OR A discursive question

The total number of marks available is 80.

This is a closed book examination. Text books are not allowed into the examination.

Assessment Objectives and Weightings

In this section of the examination, students are tested upon their ability to:

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...


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