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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lang Component 2: 19th & 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading Scheme

Beth Kemp | Tuesday June 30, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Persuasive Writing, Transactional Writing

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  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language Component 2: Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

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  • 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading Handouts.docx
  • Lesson Eight | 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading Practice Paper.docx
  • 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading Mark Scheme.docx

This eight-lesson scheme introduces pupils to the requirements of the first part of this paper. The Sample Assessment Materials have been taken as a guide for this scheme, with new questions created along the same lines to allow for additional practice while preserving the SAMs for use as a mock examination. A range of texts has been selected to cover different genres that may be included, according to the specification.

Introduction to the Assessment

This part of the examination requires pupils to read two pieces of ‘high quality non-fiction writing’ from the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries (around 900-1200 words in total), on a shared topic, and to answer a series of questions about them. The specification notes that “Non-fiction texts may include, but will not be limited to: letters, extracts from autobiographies or biographies, diaries, reports, articles and digital and multi-modal texts of various kinds from newspapers and magazines, and the internet.?

These questions follow recognisable types, testing pupils’ skills in interpreting meaning, commenting on writers’ views, discussing writers’ effects, summarising and collating views in two texts and comparing two texts.

The following assessment objectives are tested in this section of this paper:

  • AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise evidence from different texts.
  • AO2: Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views.
  • AO3: Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as...

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