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WJEC Eduqas & Edexcel GCSE English Literature Silas Marner Scheme

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday November 19, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789 Schemes, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, Silas Marner, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  • WJEC & Edexcel GCSE English Literature Silas Marner Scheme
  • WJEC Eduqas & Edexcel GCSE English Literature Silas Marner Sample Response
  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack
  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Images and Themes Worksheet.docx
  • Silas Marner Symbolism Worksheet.docx
  • Differences Chart and Quotations Table.docx

WJEC Eduqas

  • Component 2: 19th Century Prose
  • External written exam; this part is worth 20% as has to be taken alongside Post 1914 prose/drama as well as unseen poetry to make up to 60% of the exam ( Exam lasts for 2hrs, 30 mins)
  • Students will need to answer one essay question exploring the whole text. It is worth 40 marks.

The board will provide an extract from the text and students will use this as part of their essay response. They must refer to this extract in their essay response, as well as discussing the rest of the novel. The assessment criteria is looking for some analysis of language in the response, so having the source in front of them gives them some text to work with. Also, the candidates need to be methodically tracking through the extracts, for all questions. This approach will mean they don’t miss any vital bits of evidence and will give a coherent response. Extracts are carefully chosen and start and finish at key points, so students should be talking about the start, the middle, the end and bits in between. AO4 is not assessed in this section.

Edexcel

  • Component 2: 19th Century Novel
  • External written exam worth; this part is 25% as has to be taken alongside Poetry since 1789 to make up the exam into 50% (Exam lasts for 2hrs, 15mins)
  • Students will answer one question only are advised to spend 45 minutes on their essay
  • The total marks will be 40
  • For Edexcel there is no AO3 assessed in this unit. Consequently any material below which has an...

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