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A Guide to Hamlet »

Steph Atkinson | Wednesday May 20, 2020

Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Drama, Hamlet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays

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    Hamlet: tragic hero?

    Hamlet is usually regarded as the finest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and one of the greatest tragedies ever written; however, it is frequently defined as ‘tragedy’ with little or no reference to tragic tropes, either Greek, Renaissance or later theories of tragedy, or with insufficient consideration of other useful theoretical approaches.

    The aim of this teaching...

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    A Level English Literature Guide to Twelfth Night »

    Steph Atkinson | Monday November 11, 2019

    Categories: KS4, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, Drama, Twelfth Night, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays

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    Twelfth Night can currently be taught as an option on many A Level English Literature syllabuses, as well as being studied as a GCSE controlled assessment / coursework text and as part of an introduction to Shakespeare at KS3.

    With a particular focus on Twelfth Night as a comedy this teaching guide aims to provide plenty of exemplification, through the close textual analysis of the text, looking at aspects of language, form and...

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    A Guide to Much Ado About Nothing »

    Steph Atkinson | Saturday September 21, 2019

    Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, LITA4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET02, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL3, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ in context: ‘Comedy’ vs. ‘Tragedy’

    Much Ado About Nothing is technically considered to be a Shakespearean ‘comedy’ of the classical kind; indeed, it’s even frequently taught at KS3 owing to its frequent comic tone. The witty and entertaining exchanges between the main protagonists Beatrice and Benedick have been the subject of much literary criticism and are often considered to be the most engaging and enjoyable parts of the...

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    A Student’s Guide to ’Much Ado About Nothing’ »

    mandy_lloyd | Friday September 20, 2019

    Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, LITA4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET02, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL3, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    Associated Resources

    This brief study guide focuses on the themes, language and issues of the play relevant to the current A-Level Literature specification AO2 requirement of form, structure and language: ‘demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in literary texts’.

    The guide also explores some areas of the historical context...

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    Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme »

    Emily Prentice | Thursday August 08, 2019

    Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, Drama, Macbeth


    Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme Lessons 1-17 »

    Shane Richardson | Thursday August 08, 2019

    Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    How the Component is Assessed

    Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

    • 80 marks
    • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and...

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    A Streetcar Named Desire »

    Alice O'Connor | Monday July 01, 2019

    Categories: Drama, A Street Car Named Desire

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    A Guide to Hamlet | Act 5 »

    Steph Atkinson | Monday May 20, 2019

    Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Drama, Hamlet, Hot Entries

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    1. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 1
    2. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 2
    3. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 3
    4. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 4
    5. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 5

    Hamlet: tragic hero?

    Hamlet is usually regarded as the finest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and one of the greatest tragedies ever written; however, it is frequently defined as ‘tragedy’ with little or no reference to tragic tropes, either Greek, Renaissance or later theories of tragedy, or with insufficient...

    [ read full article ] »

    A Guide to Hamlet | Act 4 »

    Steph Atkinson | Monday May 20, 2019

    Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Drama, Hamlet, Hot Entries

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    1. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 1
    2. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 2
    3. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 3
    4. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 4
    5. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 5

    Hamlet: tragic hero?

    Hamlet is usually regarded as the finest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and one of the greatest tragedies ever written; however, it is frequently defined as ‘tragedy’ with little or no reference to tragic tropes, either Greek, Renaissance or later theories of tragedy, or with insufficient...

    [ read full article ] »

    A Guide to Hamlet | Act 3 »

    Steph Atkinson | Monday May 20, 2019

    Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Drama, Hamlet, Hot Entries

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    1. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 1
    2. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 2
    3. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 3
    4. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 4
    5. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 5

    Hamlet: tragic hero?

    Hamlet is usually regarded as the finest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and one of the greatest tragedies ever written; however, it is frequently defined as ‘tragedy’ with little or no reference to tragic tropes, either Greek, Renaissance or later theories of tragedy, or with insufficient...

    [ read full article ] »

    A Guide to Hamlet | Act 2 »

    Steph Atkinson | Monday May 20, 2019

    Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Drama, Hamlet, Hot Entries

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    1. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 1
    2. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 2
    3. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 3
    4. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 4
    5. A Guide to Hamlet | Act 5

    Hamlet: tragic hero?

    Hamlet is usually regarded as the finest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and one of the greatest tragedies ever written; however, it is frequently defined as ‘tragedy’ with little or no reference to tragic tropes, either Greek, Renaissance or later theories of tragedy, or with insufficient...

    [ read full article ] »

    Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: An Inspector Calls Scheme Lessons 1-9 »

    | Thursday February 21, 2019

    Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    Associated Resources

    How the Component is Assessed

    Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

    • 80 marks
    • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

    • one Shakespeare play
    • one...
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    ‘Slices’ for GCSE English Literature »

    Emily Prentice | Wednesday February 06, 2019

    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 Assessment Pack, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Assessment Pack, 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 Assessment Pack, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789 Schemes, Component 2: 19th-Century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel, Drama, Macbeth, Prose, A Christmas Carol, Animal Farm


    GCSE English Literature Student’s Guide to An Inspector Calls »

    Shirley Bierman | Thursday November 22, 2018

    Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 3 Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, Paper 1 Prose and Drama, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Essays

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    Focusing on the analysis of form, structure and language

    For any text you study for your GCSE English Literature coursework, controlled assessments or exam, to gain a high grade, the exam board’s mark scheme requires you to analyse and discuss effective aspects of form, structure and language. Many teachers call this “FSL?. In practice, most students cope well with analysing and discussing the useful effects created by language...

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    Stella’s An Inspector Calls »

    Richard Gent | Thursday November 22, 2018

    Categories: Student Room, KS4, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Mocks, Mock Exams, Writing

    Early attempts

    How does Priestley present attitudes towards responsibility in “An Inspector Calls”?

    This was one of my first exam question on “An Inspector Calls” after focusing on “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Much Ado About Nothing”. This is an example of a grade 5, because it didn’t include some important structural features of a play or effects on the audience.

    These points were:

    • Dramatic irony
    • Contemporary views
    • Foreshadowing

    You must include...

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    An Inspector Calls Learning Mat »

    jennywebb | Thursday November 22, 2018

    Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 3 Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Writing, Drama Analysis


    An Inspector Calls PPT »

    Steve Campsall | Thursday November 22, 2018

    Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    Shakespeare Learning Mats | Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet »

    jennywebb | Wednesday November 21, 2018

    Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 3 Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A661, Drama, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays


    A GCSE Higher Ability Guide to Macbeth and Browning’s Monologues »

    Steph Atkinson | Wednesday November 21, 2018

    Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 3 Significance of Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 3 Poetry and Drama, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis

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    In Macbeth, Shakespeare’s context seems to have brought him to want to explore several ideas to create an entertaining and tense plot, ideas that bring us an awareness of the guiding themes of the play; perhaps the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is one of the most central, encompassing as it does they key themes of conflict, control and power. At GCSE, the play is often used as part of a controlled assessment task...

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    Essay Question on Lady Macbeth »

    Jack Todhunter | Wednesday November 21, 2018

    Categories: Drama, Macbeth, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, Essays

    What does Lady Macbeth do to help her husband kill King Duncan?

    To sum up, what does she do/say?

    Reads letter.
    Rejoices in the news.
    Worries about his nature.  (Why?)
    Prays to the devil. (Why does she need to?)
    Welcomes him home.
    Chastises him. (How?)
    Takes over.
    Uses euphemisms to describe the regicide. (Why can’t she call a spade a spade? What does this reveal about her?)
    Insults his masculinity. (How? Why?)
    Talks of killing her own child.  (Why?)...[ read full article ] »


    WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme »

    Shane Richardson | Wednesday November 21, 2018

    Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    GCSE Overview

    The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to show their depth and breadth of knowledge through varied assessments.

    This specification has been designed on the basis that learners’ reading should be of whole texts.

    Learners are required to study...

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    A Letter to Lady Macbeth - Response to Shakespeare »

    Jack Todhunter | Wednesday November 21, 2018

    Categories: KS4, Drama, Macbeth, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Drama Analysis

    A homework assignment - Create an inventive and enterprising personal response to a Shakespeare play.

    Egghead Productions

    Dear Ms Holden,

    Congratulations!

    We are delighted to inform you that you have successfully made it through the auditions and have been chosen to portray the role of Lady Macbeth in the forthcoming production of ‘The Scottish Play’ which will feature in this year’s Edinburgh Festival!

    The panel and I were very impressed with your...

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    An Inspector Calls Study Programme »

    ghallahan | Friday October 26, 2018

    Categories: KS4, Drama, An Inspector Calls

    An Inspector Calls Study Programme

    Seven Weeks 28 Lessons

    Drawing room drama, murder mystery, critique of the classes, socialist sales pitch- there are a lot of different phrases you could use when describing ‘An Inspector Calls’. It’s a popular, short, and compelling little play that has been on the GCSE specification for decades now.

    As a text, An Inspector Calls has all of the components you want for a piece of literary analysis. It’s short, and...

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

    | Friday December 09, 2016

    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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    Associated Resources

    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...

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    OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Macbeth Scheme »

    Shane Richardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

    Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    How the Unit is Assessed

    Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare (02)

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

    • 80 marks
    • 2 hours written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

    • one thematic poetry cluster from the OCR poetry Anthology, including making connections with a thematically linked poem
    • one studied Shakespeare play

    Assessment...

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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

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    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...

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    WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Blood Brothers Scheme »

    Stuart Lawrence | Thursday October 08, 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, Blood Brothers, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    Associated Resources

    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...

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    Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Blood Brothers Scheme »

    Stuart Lawrence | Thursday October 08, 2015

    Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Blood Brothers, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

    Guide Navigation

    Associated Resources

    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...

    [ read full article ] »

    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

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    Associated Resources

    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...

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    Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Tempest Scheme »

    | Wednesday May 20, 2015

    Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, The Tempest, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

    Guide Navigation

    Associated Resources

    How the Component is Assessed

    Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

    • 80 marks
    • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

    • one Shakespeare play
    • one studied modern...
    [ read full article ] »

    Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3 »

    Alex Bull | Tuesday May 19, 2015

    Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays


    Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

    Shane Richardson | Tuesday May 19, 2015

    Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    How the Component is Assessed

    Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

    • 80 marks
    • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

    • one Shakespeare play
    • one studied modern prose or drama text

    This is a closed book examination. The texts will not be allowed in...

    [ read full article ] »

    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


    Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

    | Friday May 08, 2015

    Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis


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    How the Component is Assessed

    Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

    • 80 marks
    • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and...

    [ read full article ] »

    WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Curious Incident SOW »

    | Friday March 13, 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 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    Associated Resources

    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,...

    [ read full article ] »

    WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: An Inspector Calls »

    | Monday March 02, 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, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

    Guide Navigation

    Associated Resources

    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;...

    [ read full article ] »

    OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

    Shane Richardson | Thursday February 12, 2015

    Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    How the Unit is Assessed

    Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare (02)

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

    • 80 marks
    • 2 hours written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

    • one thematic poetry cluster from the OCR poetry Anthology, including making connections with a thematically linked poem
    • one studied Shakespeare play

    Assessment...

    [ 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


    WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

    Shane Richardson | Friday February 06, 2015

    Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

    Guide Navigation

    GCSE Overview

    The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to show their depth and breadth of knowledge through varied assessments.

    This specification has been designed on the basis that learners’ reading should be of whole texts.

    Learners are required to study the...

    [ read full article ] »

    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

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    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...

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    WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

    | Monday February 02, 2015

    Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    1. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7
    2. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 8-14
    3. WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack

    Associated Resources

    GCSE Overview

    The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to...

    [ read full article ] »

    WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Much Ado About Nothing Weeks 1-3 »

    Alex Bull | Monday January 26, 2015

    Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis


    OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: An Inspector Calls Scheme »

    | Tuesday January 20, 2015

    Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Schemes, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    Associated Resources

    How the Unit is Assessed

    Exploring modern literary texts (01)

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

    • 80 marks
    • 2 hours written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

    • one studied modern prose or drama...
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    OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: DNA Scheme »

    | Friday January 16, 2015

    Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Schemes, Drama, DNA, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

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    Associated Resources

    How the Unit is Assessed

    Exploring modern literary texts (01)

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

    • 80 marks
    • 2 hours written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

    • one studied modern prose or drama text, including making connections...
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    OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3 »

    Alex Bull | Tuesday January 13, 2015

    Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis


    OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

    | Monday January 12, 2015

    Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis


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

    | 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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    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...

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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


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

    | 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

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    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:...

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    AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Scheme »

    | 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

    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...
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