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

Chris Curtis | Monday December 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, Hot Entries, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

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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...

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A GCSE English Literature Guide to Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black »

Chris Curtis | Monday December 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, Prose, The Woman in Black, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

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The Woman in Black – A Modern, or a ‘Victorian’ Ghost Story?

It is cold and dark outside; but it is Christmas and a family is gathered together telling ghost stories around a warm open fire; each is trying hard to surpass the others. Then, an individual tells a story that is truly frightening. Why? Because it’s real. In the exposition to her 1983 novel, recently filmed and starring Daniel Radcliffe for the big screen, Susan Hill...

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Stella’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde »

Richard Gent | Monday September 12, 2016

Categories: Student Room, KS4, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Reading, Writing

This is the plan I use for every character question I complete. Firstly, each bullet point is a paragraph. The reason why each paragraph is so clearly divided from the others is to help the examiner recognise all the features you have included. This signposting method will automatically make it easier to get into the higher bands.

How to Plan a Character Essay

This is an example of the exercise I would complete on the morning of the exam. Exam morning...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Pigeon English Scheme »

miyer | 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

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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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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: The War of the Worlds Scheme »

Chris Barcock | Monday July 20, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, The War of The Worlds, Writing, Prose Analysis

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WJEC Eduqas

  • Component 2: 19th Century Prose
  • External written exam; this part is worth 20% as has to be taken alongside Post 1914 prose/drama as well as unseen poetry to make up to 60% of the exam (Exam lasts for 2hrs, 30 mins)
  • Students will need to answer one essay question exploring the whole text. It is worth 40 marks.

This assessment will...

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

rsmith1 | 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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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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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: The War of the Worlds Scheme »

Chris Barcock | Thursday June 04, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, The War of The Worlds, Writing, Prose Analysis

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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 with a thematically linked unseen modern, same-genre extract
  • one studied 19th century...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Pride and Prejudice Scheme Lessons 1-6 »

leaves | 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

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 -...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1-7 »

jallen | 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


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Great Expectations Scheme »

miyer | 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

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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...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme »

| 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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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...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Frankenstein Scheme »

miyer | 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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Associated Resources

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 1: Lord of the Flies Scheme Lessons 1-9 »

| 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


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1-7 »

jallen | Wednesday May 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Jane Eyre, Writing, Prose Analysis


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Anita and Me Scheme »

hreesbidder | 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Anita and Me, Writing, Prose Analysis

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How it’s assessed

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

Exam Questions

  • Section A Post 1914 Prose/Drama (20%). One source based question.
  • Section B 19th Century Prose (20%). One source based question./li
  • Section C Unseen Poetry (20%). Two questions on unseen poems, one of which involves comparison.

How the paper is assessed

This...

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

hreesbidder | 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

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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...

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

winwoodedu | 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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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...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Pride and Prejudice »

leaves | Tuesday May 05, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Pride and Prejudice, Writing, Prose Analysis

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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 with a thematically linked unseen modern, same-genre extract
  • one studied 19th century prose...
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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Never Let Me Go Scheme Lessons 1 - 10 »

Chris Barcock | Wednesday April 29, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Never Let Me Go, Writing, Prose Analysis


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  1. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Never Let Me Go Scheme Lessons 1 - 10
  2. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Never Let Me Go Scheme Lessons 11 - 20
  3. WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack

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...

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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


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  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...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Anita and Me Scheme »

hreesbidder | 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

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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...
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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Anita and Me Scheme »

hreesbidder | Monday April 27, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Writing, Prose Analysis

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 with a thematically linked unseen...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Sign of Four »

miyer | 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

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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...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Pride and Prejudice Scheme »

leaves | Wednesday April 22, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Pride and Prejudice, Writing, Prose Analysis

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WJEC Eduqas

  • Component 2: 19th Century Prose
  • External written exam; this part is worth 20% as has to be taken alongside Post 1914 prose/drama as well as unseen poetry to make up to 60% of the exam ( Exam lasts for 2hrs, 30 mins)
  • Students will need to answer one essay question exploring the whole text. It is worth 40 marks.

This assessment will...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1 - 7 »

jallen | Monday April 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Jane Eyre, Writing, Prose Analysis


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Never Let Me Go Lessons 1 - 10 »

Chris Barcock | Friday March 27, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Never Let Me Go, Writing, Prose Analysis


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  1. OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Never Let Me Go Lessons 1 - 10
  2. OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Never Let Me Go Lessons 11 - 20
  3. OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack

How the Unit is Assessed

J352/01 Exploring modern and literary heritage texts

Assessment Overview: 50% of GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper

Content Overview:

For this component, learners study one modern...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme »

miyer | Thursday March 26, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Prose Analysis


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

leaves | 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

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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...

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

jallen | 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


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  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

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: A Christmas Carol Scheme »

winwoodedu | 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, Hot Entries, Prose, A Christmas Carol, Analysing Prose, Writing, Prose Analysis

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WJEC Eduqas

  • Component 2: 19th Century Prose
  • External written exam; this part is worth 20% as has to be taken alongside Post 1914 prose/drama as well as unseen poetry to make up to 60% of the exam ( Exam lasts for 2hrs, 30 mins)
  • Students will need to answer one essay question exploring the whole text. It is worth 40 marks.

This assessment will...

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

winwoodedu | 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

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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...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Lord of the Flies Lessons 1-9 »

| 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Lord Of The Flies, Writing, Prose Analysis


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Frankenstein Scheme »

miyer | 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

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Associated Resources

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...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 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, Hot Entries, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Prose 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 with a...
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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Great Expectations Scheme »

miyer | Wednesday January 07, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Great Expectations, Writing, Prose 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...
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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


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Great Expectations Scheme »

miyer | 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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Associated Resources

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...

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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


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme »

| 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


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

| 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


GCSE English Literature Guide to Robert Cormier’s Heroes »

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday June 11, 2014

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Heroes, Writing, Essays, Prose Analysis, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

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Exam Board

  • WJEC Unit 2a: Literary heritage drama and contemporary prose
  • Individual Texts in Context
  • External Assessment 40% - 2 hour exam

Students will need to answer two questions on the set text out of a choice of three questions but Part (i) is compulsory with either/ or for Part (ii) or Part(iii). The first part of the question will require a close reading of an extract with the second question offering a choice of tasks...

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A Level English Literature Teacher’s Guide | The Bloody Chamber »

Theresa Sowerby | Friday May 09, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Prose, The Bloody Chamber , EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET04, Gender, Gender Resources, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level

Introduction

Carter’s collection of short stories The Bloody Chamber is taught for many A level courses across all exam board. It is especially popular with AQA ‘B’ teachers. It was published in 1979 alongside her study of the work of the 18C French aristocrat and sexual libertine, the Marquis de Sade, entitled The Sadeian Women. De Sade gave his name to the word Sadism and led a dissolute life, writing lengthy pornographic novels, the most famous...

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Learning Mats | Wuthering Heights »

jennywebb | Friday April 04, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, Hot Entries, Prose, Wuthering Heights


AQA GCSE Guide to Unit 1 Section B: Mister Pip »

jennywebb | Friday April 04, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Mr Pip, Writing, Analytical Writing, Prose Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts

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Mister Pip is a fascinating but difficult text to study at GCSE. The subject matter is hard hitting and disturbing, meaning that students are simultaneously intimidated by the enormity of the themes, and drawn in by its harrowing sense of reality. Some teachers have shied away from this text simply because the violent content is so raw; however, in my opinion, students find it very accessible and refreshing to study. This exam...

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An AQA English Literature LTA1A Guide: Victorian Literature »

David Dunford | Friday April 04, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Tennyson, Prose, Victorian Literature, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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Distant though the Victorian era may seem to most young people today, it is of enormous importance in being the origin of many of the things we now take for granted – in terms of technological development, changes in society and in attitudes and beliefs. It was a period of massive changes, which many people resisted or tried to ignore. Not surprisingly, many writers tried to draw the public’s attention to their...

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A Level English Literature Guide to Jane Austen’s Novel Persuasion »

Steph Atkinson | Wednesday April 02, 2014

Categories: Prose, Analysing Prose, Persuasion, Writing, Essays, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB2, ELLB4, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL02, 6EL04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT2, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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Persuasion is a fascinating and accessible novel with rather less typical Austen aspects, such as love lost and rediscovered, that provide students with an interesting and fascinating read; it provides also, if they are more widely read, an interesting counterpoint to her other, perhaps more famous, works.

A feature of this teaching guide is to provide plenty of exemplification, through the close textual analysis of Persuasion...[ read full article ] »


AQA LTA1a Victorian Literature Unseen: Texts in Context The Gentleman »

Alan Gleave | Monday March 31, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Prose, Analysing Prose, Victorian Literature, Writing, Prose Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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“The Gentleman? Part 1

The following is one of a series of lessons aimed at helping students to improve their preparation for the unseen element in their AQA LITA1a exam unit: Victorian Literature. There will be two lessons based upon one text this time, this being Part 1.

The passage below is taken from a university lecture given by the eminent Victorian, John Henry Newman – academic, churchman, and since July 2012,...

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WJEC GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Different Cultures Prose and Contemporary Poetry »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday January 29, 2014

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 1 Prose and Poetry , Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Of Mice and Men, To Kill A Mockingbird, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis

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Preparing Students for WJEC English Literature Paper 1: Different Cultures Prose and Contemporary Poetry

Note: This guide refers to the current specification, being examined for the final time in 2014.

This closed book examination assesses students’ understanding of a set “different cultures? text and their ability to analyse and compare a pair of unseen contemporary poems. The set prose texts for the “different...

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A Teacher’s Guide to OCR AS Unit F661 Section B: Prose »

Paul Merrell | Wednesday December 11, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Prose, Jane Eyre, The Turn of the Screw, Writing, Analytical Writing, Prose Analysis, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level

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Introduction

Of the two parts of the F661 examination, I think this is the Section most likely to keep your pupils awake at night (and that’s not only because OCR seems to have opted for a range of Gothic texts to in this latest incarnation of the specification!) After all, in its current manifestation, the Prose section of the exam contains some complex novels with some pretty difficult themes and issues to consider.

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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.

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