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Assessment Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper One Fiction & Imaginative Writing »

Chris Barcock | Thursday April 13, 2017

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam:

  • Edexcel GCSE English Language Edusites Practice Paper One
  • Edexcel Paper 1 Source 1
  • Edexcel Paper 1 Source 2
  • Edexcel Paper 1 Source 3

Files you will need to mark the exam papers:

  • Edexcel GCSE English Language Edusites Practice Paper One Mark Scheme

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 positive...

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

Paul Dodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

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

Introduction

Unseen...

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Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology »

Paul Dodd | Wednesday October 12, 2016

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing

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  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | How To Use
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Contents of Extracts
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | War and Espionage
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Health
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood
  • Edexcel English Language Non...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

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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  • Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme Lessons 1-17
  • Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme Lesson 18
  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

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...

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Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty »

Paul Dodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing

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  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | How To Use
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Contents of Extracts
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | War and Espionage
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Health
  • Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood
  • Edexcel English Language Non...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Poetry Anthology Relationships Collection »

aborland | Friday November 13, 2015

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, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, Edexcel Anthology, Edexcel Relationships Cluster, Armitage, The Manhunt, Baillie, A Child to His Sick Grandfather, Browning, Sonnet 43, Cooper-Clarke, I Wanna Be Yours, De Kok, My Father Would Not Show Us, Duffy, Valentine, Hadfield, Love's Dog, Keats, Le Belle Dame sans Merci, Wordsworth, A Complaint, Zephaniah

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Edexcel GCSE Poetry Anthology Sample Question Lesson 5.docx

Qualification Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel Level 1/ Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in English Literature are to enable students to:

  • Read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading;
  • read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able...
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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.

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

Julia Allen | Friday October 09, 2015

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, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Downie, Great Grandfather, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Sandburg, Sketch, Ware, On The Verge, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis, Textual Analysis

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 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 - Section B Part 2

  • This scheme of work focuses upon the unseen poetry section of the paper.
  • It is worth a total of 20 marks, with the whole paper being awarded up to 80 marks.
  • This section is worth 12.5% of...
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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

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature 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...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Woman in Black Scheme »

Racheal Smith | Thursday June 25, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, The Woman in Black, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

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 the examination with the student.

Aims and Learning Outcomes

Courses based on this...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Poetry Anthology Conflict Collection »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday June 16, 2015

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, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, Edexcel Anthology, Edexcel Conflict Cluster, Blake, A Poison Tree, Carson, Belfast Confetti, Casey, The Class Game, Clarke, Catrin, Hardy, The Man He Killed, Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib, Rossetti, Cousin Kate, Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Wordsworth, The Prelude, Zephaniah, No Problem, Writing, Poetry Analysis

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • How to Deconstruct a Poem.pdf
  • Special Feature Card.docx

How is this unit assessed?

  • A 2 hour 15 minute written examination.
  • It counts for 50% of the GCSE English Literature qualification.

Overview of the Unit Content

This unit asks students to study a 19th century novel and a poetry collection from the Pearson anthology. 

The Aims of the Unit

This unit is designed to assess, and provide students with...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Pride and Prejudice Scheme Lessons 1-6 »

Elizabeth Eaves | Wednesday June 03, 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, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Hot Entries, Prose, Pride and Prejudice, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  1. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Pride and Prejudice Scheme Lessons 1-6
  2. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Pride and Prejudice Scheme Lessons 7-12
    • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and Responding to:

  • One novel from the 19th-century
  • One section of poetry from the...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1-7 »

Julia Allen | Monday June 01, 2015

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, Hot Entries, Prose, Jane Eyre, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  1. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1-7
  2. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 8-14
  3. Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Jane and Rochester The First Meeting.docx
  • Love Rivals.docx
  • How the Component is Assessed

    Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

    Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

    • 80 marks
    • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

    Content Overview - Reading and Responding to:

    • One...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Great Expectations Scheme »

aborland | Thursday May 21, 2015

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, Hot Entries, Prose, Great Expectations, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and Responding to:

  • One novel from the 19th-century
  • One section of poetry from the Edexcel anthology

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

  • One essay question exploring...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme »

rlsmedia | Thursday May 21, 2015

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, Hot Entries, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and Responding to:

  • One novel from the 19th-century
  • One section of poetry from the Edexcel anthology

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

  • One essay question exploring...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Frankenstein Scheme »

aborland | Wednesday May 20, 2015

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, Hot Entries, Prose, Frankenstein, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

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

How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and Responding to:

  • One novel from the 19th-century
  • One section of poetry from the Edexcel anthology

Exam...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Tempest Scheme »

rlsmedia | 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

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

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

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...

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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

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  1. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3
  2. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 4-6
  3. Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

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

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...
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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

Guide Navigation

  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

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 the examination with the student.

Aims and Learning Outcomes

Courses based on this...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Lord of the Flies Scheme Lessons 1-9 »

rlsmedia | Thursday May 14, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Lord Of The Flies, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  1. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Lord of the Flies Lessons 1-9
  2. Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Lord of the Flies Lessons 10-16
  3. Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

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

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

rlsmedia | 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

Guide Navigation

  • Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7
  • Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 8-15
  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

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...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Anita and Me Scheme »

Helen Rees-Bidder | 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, Prose, Anita and Me, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

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 the examination with the student.

Aims and Learning Outcomes

Courses based on this...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: A Christmas Carol Scheme »

Jo Winwood | Thursday May 07, 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, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Hot Entries, Prose, A Christmas Carol, Writing, Prose Analysis

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

How the Component is Assessed

Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE.

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and Responding to:

  • One novel from the 19th-century
  • One section of poetry from the Edexcel anthology

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

  • One essay question exploring...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: An Inspector Calls Scheme »

Racheal Smith | Friday May 01, 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, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation

  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • An Inspector Calls Comparative Table 1912 & 1945.doc

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 the...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel GCSE Eng Lang Component 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing »

Racheal Smith | Thursday April 30, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Schemes, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing, Hot Entries, Writing, Non-Fiction Analysis, Transactional Writing

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 2: Non Fiction and Transactional Writing Assessment Pack

Assessment Objectives

Reading

AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise evidence from different texts.
AO2: Explain, comment upon 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 how these are conveyed, across two or...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lang Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing »

Racheal Smith | Wednesday April 29, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Imaginative Writing

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack

Assessment Objectives

Reading

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.

AO4: Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.

Writing

AO5:...

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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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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary »

Paul Dodd | Monday December 15, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

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

Glossary of Terms for...

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems »

Paul Dodd | Sunday December 14, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Contents of Poems

Love and Relationships

A. First Love-John Clare
B. Genetics- Sinead Morrissey
C. The Gift- Chrissy Banks
D. The Armada- Brian Patten
E. ‘You Idiot!...- Basil Bunting
F. I am Very Bothered- Simon Armitage

Conflict and Power

A. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death- W.B. Yeats
B.  Hiroshima Child- Nazim Hikmet
C.  If We Must Die- Claude McKay
D. Five Ways To Kill a Man- Edwin Brock
E.  Who’s For The Game?- Jessie Pope
F.  The Battle- Louis Simpson

Youth and Age

A. My Number- Billy Collins
B. The Explosion- Philip Larkin...[ read full article ] »


Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World »

Richard Gent | Friday December 12, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Guide Navigation

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

The Natural World

A

In...

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Time and Place »

Paul Dodd | Friday December 12, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Guide Navigation

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

Time and Place

A

This...

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships »

Paul Dodd | Friday December 12, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use
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Love and Relationships

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Power and Conflict »

Richard Gent | Friday December 12, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

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

Conflict and Power

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age »

Paul Dodd | Friday December 12, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

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

Youth and Age

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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
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  • 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...
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A GCSE Student’s Guide to Narrative Writing Skills »

Beverly Abrahams | Thursday June 26, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English, Edexcel Unit 3 Creative Responses, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, Cambridge iGCSE, English 0500, English 0522, Cambridge iGCSE English, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources

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This guide has been written with the CIE English Unit 0500 and 0522 in mind, but it could be equally useful to introduce and practice narrative writing skills for WJEC, OCR, AQA and Edexcel GCSE and iGCSE.

Objective

To develop appropriate writing skills in line with the objectives required by Cambridge International Examinations for Cambridge iGCSE First Language English Syllabus code 0500 and Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate First Language English Syllabus code 0522. The ideas below can be...

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A GCSE Guide to Argumentative Writing Skills: Introducing an Essay »

Beverly Abrahams | Thursday June 26, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, Edexcel English, Edexcel Unit 3 Creative Responses, OCR GCSE English, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE English Language, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources, English 0522, Cambridge iGCSE English

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Introducing an Essay

  • This guide has been written with the CIE English Unit 0522 in mind, but it could be equally useful to introduce and practice argumentative writing skills for WJEC, OCR, AQA and Edexcel GCSE and iGCSE.

Where do we start? We all realise the importance of an introduction to an essay. Besides being important because of its content (i.e. ‘what’ it says), it is also important in that it sets the tone for the rest of the essay (i.e. ‘how’ it says it). Therefore, how the introduction is...

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Edexcel GCSE English and English Language Writing Guide »

Richard Gledhill | Tuesday May 06, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Informative Account, Narrative Writing, Persuasive Writing, Travel Writing, Edexcel English, Edexcel Unit 2: Writers Craft

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Teacher’s Notes.

This guide is specifically aimed at GCSE writing for English / English Language Edexcel Exam board. That said, the teaching of writing is a skills’ focused unit so the guide can easily adapted for use with GCSE syllabuses from AQA, WJEC and OCR or the iGCSE syllabuses. It covers all of the assessment criteria from organising and planning to sentence structure and apostrophes and again, although the focus is Edexcel, broadly similar assessment objectives apply across all examination boards.

The...

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Shakespeare Learning Mats | Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet »

Jennifer Webb | Friday April 04, 2014

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

Associated Resources

Macbeth Learning Mat.pdf
Romeo and Juliet.pdf
How to pass the exam.pdf




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

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday April 02, 2014

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

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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 choices; but many struggle with discussing the effects of structure; and many more...

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GCSE English Literature To Kill a Mockingbird | Set of Lessons »

Emma Radford | Friday November 29, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, To Kill A Mockingbird, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A663, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 1 Prose and Poetry

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A set of lessons for teaching GCSE English Literature To Kill a Mockingbird with a particular focus on the WJEC examination board.

Associated Resources

  • 2012 Exam Question Teacher Exemplar.docx
  • Exploring Themes.pptx
  • Justice Feed Forward PowerPoint Teacher Notes.docx
  • Justice Feed Forward.pptx
  • P4C Philosophy for Children.pptx
  • Preparing for a Theme Question.pptx
  • Theme Question PowerPoint Teacher Notes.doc



An English Literature Guide to The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde »

Chris Curtis | Monday November 18, 2013

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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The Really Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde

For readers today The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, is far from being a shocking story that induces both fear and terror into our beating hearts. It’s a story whose effects have been diluted by modern graphic media content, constant repetition and simplified interpretations over the years since it was first published in1888. We know the story so well that it even features in popular cartoons like ‘Scooby Doo’ and ‘Tom and Jerry’: it can’t...

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GCSE English Literature Student Guide to John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ »

Steve Campsall | Thursday October 17, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Analysing Prose, Of Mice and Men, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A663, WJEC GCSE English Literature

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Teacher’s Note

This guide has been written primarily to help keen and bright students find a way to the top grades they’re likely hoping for when studying Steinbeck’s popular novel, ‘Of Mice and Men’. It will, though, hopefully also be of interest to you as it explores some (I hope) interesting ways ‘into’ Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’. The central ideas covered and examples given could also be easily adapted (and easily differentiated) to create a series of class lessons and discussions, and...

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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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Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 2: Non Fiction and Transactional Writing Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Friday February 05, 2016

Welcome to Edusites English Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 2: Non Fiction and Transactional 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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Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Tuesday February 02, 2016

Welcome to Edusites English Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative 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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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Tuesday December 08, 2015

Welcome to Edusites English Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature 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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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Tuesday December 08, 2015

Welcome to Edusites English Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789 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...

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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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New Edexcel GCSE English Language & English Literature Teaching Materials »

Richard Gent
Saturday November 01, 2014

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature

Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature

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