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GCSE English Language Live Scripts Paper 1 »

Chris Barcock | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Overviews

Live Scripts

  • AQA New GCSE English Language Assessment Overview Page
    • Edexcel New GCSE English Language Assessment Overview Page
    • Eduqas New GCSE English Language Assessment Overview Page
    • OCR New GCSE English Language Assessment Overview Page

    What are Live Scripts?

    Many thanks to all schools who took part in our first mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves forward. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback and generosity of you busy teachers and hope you find this useful. We are sorry that we are...

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Assessment AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Explorations »

Chris Barcock | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

  • AQA GCSE English Language Exam Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
  • AQA Paper 1 Source A
  • AQA Paper 1 Source B

Files you will need to mark the exam papers

  • Section A Mark Scheme Paper 1 Explorations
  • Section B Mark Scheme Paper 1 Explorations

To compliment these assessments we also have

Live Scripts

Many thanks to all schools who took part in our first mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves forward. We were overwhelmed with the...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

Paul Dodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Power and Conflict
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Time and Place
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary

Introduction

Unseen poetry is an element in the AQA...

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AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology »

Paul Dodd | Friday September 30, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack

Guide Navigation

  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | How To Use
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Contents of Extracts
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Crime and Punishment
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Health
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | War and Espionage
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading...
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Guide and Exemplar Material for Questions Two and Four »

Chris Barcock | Wednesday September 07, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis

This material should be used in conjunction with the Edusites publication How to Compare and Contrast

AQA Paper Two

The relevant assessment objectives are:-

  • AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise from different texts.
  • AO3: Compare writer’s ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed across two or more texts.

Section A: Reading: one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text

Section B: Writing:
writing to present a viewpoint

Reading (40 marks) (25%) – two...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Macbeth Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Macbeth Scheme Model Responses
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

How the unit is assessed:

  • 1 hour 45 minute written exam
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A

In Section A, students will respond to a Shakespeare play that they have been taught in preparation for the examination. The paper will contain an extract about which students will need to write and then use this as a springboard to branch out across the rest of the text....

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AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment »

Paul Dodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

Guide Navigation

  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | How To Use
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Contents of Extracts
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Crime and Punishment
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Health
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | War and Espionage
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology...
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AQA, WJEC Eduqas, OCR & Edexcel GCSE Spoken Language Scheme »

Paul Merrell | Thursday November 05, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel Spoken Language, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR Spoken Language, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English

Spoken Language Endorsement for GCSE English Language

The four English awarding bodies have developed the new criteria for Spoken Language assessment in the new GCSE English Language (9-1) qualifications. This will be a separately endorsed component, for which candidates will be graded Distinction, Pass, or Merit. Candidates who do not achieve a Pass grade, or those who do not take the component, will be given non-classified.

The Guidance Document for centres is copied below, including the assessment criteria and moderation procedures.

...[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Power and Conflict Anthology Scheme »

Mia Sneyd | Wednesday October 21, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Checking Out Me History, Anthologies, AQA Anthology, AQA Power and Conflict Cluster, Armitage, Remains, Blake, London, Browning, My Last Duchess, Dharker, Tissue, Duffy, War Photographer, Garland, Kamikaze, Heaney, Storm on the Island, Hughes, Bayonet Charge, Owen, Exposure, Rumens, The Emigree, Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Shelley, Ozymandias, Weir, Poppies, Wordsworth, The Prelude, Writing, Poetry Analysis

This guide contains ideas and resources for teaching the poems in the ‘Power and Conflict’ cluster of the AQA Poems Past and Present anthology. The anthology is examined in AQA GCSE English Literature (8702) for teaching from September 2015.

The anthology is assessed in Paper 2 (Modern Texts and Poetry) of the Literature examination. The duration of the paper is 2 hrs 15mins and it is a closed book examination. The paper as a whole is worth 60% of the GCSE. There are four questions on the examination paper: one on modern prose or drama...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme 2 »

Julia Allen | Wednesday October 14, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry 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, Liz Lochhead, Poem for My Sister, Pastan, To A Daughter Leaving Home, Sandburg, Sketch, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

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 - Paper 2 Section C

  • This scheme of work focuses upon the unseen poetry section of the paper.
  • It is worth a total of 32 marks, with the whole paper being awarded up to 96 marks.

Summary of the Exam

The assessment is two hours and 15...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Blood Brothers Scheme »

Stuart Lawrence | Thursday October 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Blood Brothers, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Blood Brothers Workbook 2015.docx

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...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 1 Section B Writing: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing »

rlsmedia | Friday September 18, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Imaginative Writing

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Deconstructing Questions.docx

What is Assessed

At the start of the learning journey share with pupils the assessment criteria as well as the expectations of the exam. It is important that pupils have a full and detailed understanding of what is expected of them and how they need to approach the exam. This is an excellent assessment for learning strategy and it enables the teacher to make expectations clear....[ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 1 Section A Reading: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing »

rlsmedia | Friday September 18, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 1 Section A Extract from Lord of the Flies.docx

What is Assessed

At the start of the learning journey share with pupils the assessment criteria as well as the expectations of the exam. It is important that pupils have a full and detailed understanding of what is expected of them and how they need to approach the exam. This is an excellent assessment for learning strategy and it...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 2 Section B Writing: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives »

rlsmedia | Monday August 31, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Dictionary & Grammar, Grammar, Hot Entries, Writing

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

This unit has been designed to accompany the published AQA Exemplar Paper 2 Exam Paper.

Further sample exam questions can be found in our Assessment Pack in Guide Navigation.

It is a skills based unit and can therefore be used with any appropriate resources that a teacher may wish to use:

The Exam

What is Assessed

  • Section A: Reading
  • One non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text
  • Section B: Writing
  • One extended writing...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 2 Section A Reading: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives »

rlsmedia | Monday August 31, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Media Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

This unit has been designed to accompany the published AQA Exemplar Paper 2 Exam Paper.

Further sample exam questions can be found in our Assessment Pack in Guide Navigation.

It is a skills based unit and can therefore be used with any appropriate resources that a teacher may wish to use:

“The sources for the reading questions will be non-fiction and literary non-fiction texts. They will be drawn from the 19th century, and either...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Pigeon English Scheme »

aborland | Sunday August 30, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Narrative, Analysing Narrative, Prose, Pigeon English, Writing, Analytical Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Stephen Kelman Pigeon English.pdf
  • Pigeon English A Reader’s Guide.pdf

Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

  • Section A Modern Texts - Students will answer one essay question from a choice...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Never Let Me Go Lessons 1-10 »

Chris Barcock | Tuesday April 28, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, Never Let Me Go, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Never Let Me Go Lessons 1 - 10
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Never Let Me Go Lessons 11 - 20
  3. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

  • Section A Modern Texts - Students will answer one...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Anita and Me Scheme »

Helen Rees-Bidder | Tuesday April 28, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, Anita and Me, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

  • Section A Modern Texts - Students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or drama text.
  • Section B Poetry - Students will answer...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Sign of Four »

aborland | Wednesday April 22, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, The Sign of Four, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

How the unit is assessed:

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

All assessments are closed book: any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment. All assessments are compulsory.

Exam Questions

Section A

Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.

...[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Pride and Prejudice Scheme »

Elizabeth Eaves | Wednesday March 25, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, Pride and Prejudice, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

How the unit is assessed:

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

All assessments are closed book: any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment. All assessments are compulsory.

Exam Questions

Section A

Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.

...[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1 - 7 »

Julia Allen | Friday March 20, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, Jane Eyre

Guide Navigation

  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1 - 7
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 8 - 14
  3. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Jane and Rochester The First Meeting.docx
  • Love Rivals.docx
  • How the unit is assessed:
    • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
    • 64 marks
    • 40% of GCSE

    All assessments are closed book: any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment. All assessments are compulsory.

    Exam Questions

    ...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Love and Relationships Anthology Scheme »

Sarah Battams | Monday March 02, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, AQA Anthology, AQA Love and Relationships Cluster, Writing, Poetry Analysis

Guide Navigation

  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Love and Relationships Anthology Scheme
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Love and Relationships Anthology Lessons 1-8
  3. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Love and Relationships Anthology Lessons 9-16
  4. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

This guide contains ideas and resources for teaching the poems in the ‘Love and Relationships’ section of the AQA Poems Past and Present anthology. The anthology is examined in AQA GCSE English Literature (8702) for teaching from September...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: A Christmas Carol Scheme »

Jo Winwood | Monday March 02, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, A Christmas Carol, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

How the unit is assessed:

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

All assessments are closed book: any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment. All assessments are compulsory.

Exam Questions

Section A

Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.

...[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: The History Boys Scheme »

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday February 11, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, The History Boys, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation

  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: The History Boys Scheme
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: The History Boys Sample Questions
  3. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & 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

Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts,...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

Alex Bull | Tuesday February 03, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Comparative Analysis, Poetry Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

What’s Assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s Assessed:

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or drama text.

Section B Poetry: students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster.

Section C Unseen poetry:...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday February 03, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

How the unit is assessed:

  • 1 hour 45 minute written exam
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A

Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.

Section B

The 19th-century novel: students will answer one question on their novel of choice. They will be required to write in detail about...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Frankenstein Scheme »

aborland | Tuesday February 03, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, Frankenstein, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Comparative 19th Century to Modern Times Table.docx
  • Frankenstein Nature and Knowledge Extracts.docx

How the unit is assessed:

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

All assessments are closed book: any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment. All assessments are compulsory.

Exam Questions

Section A

Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of...

[ read full article ] »

AQA, Edexcel & OCR GCSE Eng Lit Animal Farm Scheme »

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday December 17, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, Animal Farm, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  1. AQA, Edexcel & OCR GCSE Eng Lit Animal Farm Scheme
  2. AQA, Edexcel & OCR GCSE Eng Lit Animal Farm Sample Papers & Responses

Associated Resources

  • Who’s Who Animal Farm Chart.docx
  • Animal Farm Quotations Table.docx
  • Squealer’s Speech Persuasive Tools Table.docx
  • Leadership Styles Comparison Table.docx
  • Thematic Evidence Table.docx
  • Seven Commandments of Animal Farm Table.docx
  • OCR Approaches to Component 01 Section A: Comparison

Exam boards: AQA, Edexcel and OCR

AQA

Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

  • Written exam: 2 hours and 15...
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AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary »

Paul Dodd | Monday December 15, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Power and Conflict
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Time and Place
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary

Glossary of Terms for Unseen Poetry

These terms have...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry |  Contents of Poems »

Paul Dodd | Sunday December 14, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Power and Conflict
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Time and Place
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary

Contents of Poems

Love and Relationships

A. First...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Power and Conflict »

Paul Dodd | Sunday December 14, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Power and Conflict
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Time and Place
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary

Conflict and Power

A

This poem by W.B. Yeats looks at...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World »

Paul Dodd | Sunday December 14, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Power and Conflict
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Time and Place
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary

The Natural World

A

In this poem, John Deane describes...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry |  Love and Relationships »

Paul Dodd | Sunday December 14, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Power and Conflict
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Time and Place
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age
  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary

Love and Relationships

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In this poem John Clare...

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AQA & WJEC Eduqas GCSE Creative Writing Scheme: Describing and Narrating »

Sarah Battams | Friday December 12, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Schemes, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Narrative Writing

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  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language Component 1: Reading and Writing Assessment Pack
  • AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Colour Descriptions Worksheet.docx

This Creative Writing scheme covers descriptive and narrative writing skills. Descriptive writing is writing which describes a person, place or event in such a way that a picture is created in the reader’s mind.  A successful descriptive piece allows the reader to imagine what it would be...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: An Inspector Calls Scheme »

Jo Winwood | Tuesday December 09, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • An Inspector Calls Comparative Table 1912 & 1945.doc

Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A

Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Tempest Higher Ability Scheme »

rlsmedia | Monday December 08, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Drama, The Tempest, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • The Tempest Character List.docx
  • The Tempest Symbolism Chart.docx

How it’s assessed:

  • 1 hour 45 minute written exam
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A

Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.

Section B

The 19th-century novel: students will answer one...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3 »

Alex Bull | Friday November 28, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 4-6
  3. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Much Ado Assessment for Learning Sheet.docx
  • Edusites Much Ado About Nothing Activities Pack.docx

How the unit is assessed:

  • 1 hour 45 minute written exam
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A

Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Great Expectations Scheme »

aborland | Thursday November 20, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Hot Entries, Prose, Great Expectations, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Great Expectations Visual Aids.docx
  • Great Expectations Pip’s Development Chart.docx
  • Great Expectations Chapter 2 Extracts.docx

How the unit is assessed:

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

All assessments are closed book: any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment. All assessments are compulsory.

Exam Questions

Section A

Shakespeare: students will answer one...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time SOW »

rlsmedia | Tuesday November 11, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Character Table.docx
  • Aspergers Syndrome Fact Sheet.docx

What’s Assessed:

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed:

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or drama text.

Section B Poetry: students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Scheme »

rlsmedia | Thursday September 11, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, DNA, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Scheme
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Sample Paper and Response
  3. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • AQA DNA Table 1.docx

Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts - Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • ...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme »

rlsmedia | Thursday September 11, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Hot Entries, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Sample Paper & Response
  3. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • ID Questions.docx
  • Lesson Six Gothic References Table.docx

In the following Scheme of Work (SOW) The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will be focused on.

The paper will be assessed in the following way:

Assessment objectives (AOs) are set by Ofqual and are...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Lord of the Flies Lessons 1-9 »

rlsmedia | Wednesday September 10, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Hot Entries, Prose, Lord Of The Flies, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Lord of the Flies Lessons 1-9
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Lord of the Flies Lessons 10-16
  3. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Lord of the Flies Sample Paper & Response
  4. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Lord of the Flies Table 1.docx
  • What would you do if.docx

Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

rlsmedia | Monday September 08, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 8-14
  3. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Merchant of Venice Sample Paper & Response
  4. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • AQA GCSE The Merchant of Venice Table 1.docx

How the unit is assessed:

  • 1 hour 45 minute written exam
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A

Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of...

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GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry Anthology Packs »

Paul Dodd
Sunday January 01, 2017

Our Unseen Poetry Anthologies provide 30 poems covering five categories:

  • Love and Relationships
  • Conflict and Power
  • Youth and Age
  • Time and Place
  • The Natural World

Included in the anthology is an introduction around meaning, discussion points for the classroom and teaching tips for each poem.

Our Top Examiner Tips look at what is required in answering unseen poems in terms of the assessment objectives, structuring a response, how to reference effectively and how to compare and contrast.

For each Awarding Body...

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Wednesday January 20, 2016

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education. They have been thoroughly reviewed...

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Tuesday January 19, 2016

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education. They have been thoroughly...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Thursday December 03, 2015

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education. They have been thoroughly...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Wednesday December 02, 2015

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education. They have been thoroughly reviewed and edited...

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New AQA GCSE English Language & English Literature Teaching Materials »

Richard Gent
Saturday November 08, 2014

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AQA GCSE English Literature

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel

Assessment Pack

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GCSE English Spoken Language ‘Defend the Indefensible’ Activity »

aborland
Wednesday November 05, 2014

This activity is taken from the First Activity in Lesson Two of the AQA, WJEC Eduqas, OCR & Edexcel GCSE Spoken Language Scheme.

‘Things that irk’

On a piece of A4 paper, ask the students to write down something they really do not like – encourage these suggestions not to be too serious. Use the example of Marmite; things that irk rather than serious issues. Once this is done, collect their responses and distribute them amongst the class so that everyone has someone else’s suggestion.

‘Defend the...

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