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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: The History Boys Scheme

Shirley Bierman | Monday May 11, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Drama, The History Boys, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • The History Boys Quotes Table.docx
  • The History Boys Thematic Evidence Worksheet.docx
  • The History Boys Character Table.docx
  • The Role of Mrs Lintott Table.docx
  • The Role of Mrs Lintott BLANK Table.docx
  • The History Boys Theme Table.docx
  • Margret Thatcher Worksheet.docx

GCSE Overview

This component assesses learners on either prose or drama from 1914 onwards, a 19th century prose text and unseen poetry. In Section A and Section B, learners will need to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of aspects of plot, characterisation, events and key themes; they will need to evaluate and analyse how language, structure and form are used by the writer to create meanings and effects. In Section B, learners will also need to show their understanding of the varied contexts of their chosen text. Section C consolidates many of the skills learners have developed as it requires learners to demonstrate these skills in a comparison of two unseen poems.

Section A, which includes The History Boys, assesses AO1, AO2 and AO4. Whilst AO3 is not explicitly assessed in the final exam, it is included in this scheme as it is a transferable skill that will help to develop students’ work on the remaining AOs.

How the unit is assessed: Written Exam 2 hours 30 mins = 60% of Qualification

Learners are not permitted to take copies of the set texts into the examination.

Component 2 Exam Paper

Section A (20%) Post-1914 Prose/Drama

Choose from the list below:

  • Lord of the Flies (Golding)
  • Anita and Me (Syal)
  • Never Let Me Go (Ishiguro)
  • The Woman in Black (Hill)
  • Oranges are not the Only Fruit (Winterson)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (play script) (Stephens)
  • A Taste of Honey (Delaney)
  • An Inspector Calls (Priestley)
  • The History Boys (Bennett)
  • Blood Brothers (Russell)

One source-based question on a post 1914...

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