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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 labelled (ii) and (iii) relating to the text as a whole. Part (i) will be worth 10 marks...

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GCSE English Literature Teacher / Student Guide to Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha »

Shirley Bierman | Thursday November 28, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A663, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

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Exam Boards

WJEC Unit 2a: Contemporary Prose (External Assessment – 20%)

Students will need to answer two questions on the set text. The first part of the question will require a ‘close reading’ of an extract with the second question offering a choice of tasks labelled (b) and (c) relating to the text as a whole. Part (a) will be worth 10 marks and (b) and (c) will be worth 20 marks each. There will be a focus on: AO1 and AO2:

AO1 = Respond to texts critically and imaginatively; select and evaluate relevant...

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GCSE English Literature Guide to Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice Part One »

Jo Winwood | Friday October 25, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Hobson's Choice, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

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Introduction

The following guide is in two parts; Part One covers the background and Acts 1 and 2 and Part Two explores Acts 3 and 4.

Background

Hobson’s Choice was written by Harold Brighouse who was born in 1882 in Eccles, Salford, Lancashire. He was one of a group of Northern playwrights working in the years around World War 1. They wrote about their experiences as working men in the north of England which contrasted with the experiences of playwrights living and working in London.

He was brought up in a...

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GCSE English Literature Guide to Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice Part Two »

Jo Winwood | Thursday October 24, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Hobson's Choice, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

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Introduction

The following guide is in two parts; Part One covers the background and Acts 1 and 2 and Part Two explores Acts 3 and 4.

Act 3

Synopsis

The setting in Act 3 moves to the cellar in Oldfield Road where Willie and Maggie live and have set up shop.  Maggie and Willie are celebrating their marriage along with Alice and Vicky and their boyfriends. Alice and Vicky are surprised at how much Willie has achieved in such a short time.

The sisters suggest they leave but Willie is reluctant to let them go as he...

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WJEC GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Teaching Heritage & Contemporary Prose & Drama »

Beth Kemp | Thursday September 12, 2013

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, Prose Analysis, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose, Unit 2b Drama and Prose

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This guide focuses on the ‘strengthened’ version of the current specification for assessment from 2015 in terms of implications for teaching, as far as these can be told from the information currently available. This presentation is largely in comparison to the existing specification, examined for the final time in June 2014.

This closed book examination assesses students’ understanding of two specific set texts, one drama and one prose, one of which must be a ‘heritage’ text and the other...

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A GCSE English Literature Guide to Hardy’s Wessex Tales »

Jo Winwood | Monday March 18, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Analysing Prose, Hardy's Short Stories, The Withered Arm, Wessex Tales, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, OCR GCSE English, Unit A641 Reading Literary Texts, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

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Guide Navigation

1. Introduction
2. The Withered Arm
3. The Son’s Veto
4. Tony Kytes, The Arch-Deceiver
5. Absent-mindedness in a Parish Choir
6. The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion
7. The Distracted Preacher

This guide has been written with a focus on AQA Unit 4, Section B (‘Approaching Shakespeare and the English Literary Heritage’); however, Hardy’s stories are popular and the guide will be useful for any exam board specification.

In the AQA unit specifically, candidates will need to read texts from the so-called...

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A Guide to ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro »

Jonathan Peel | Wednesday August 03, 2011

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose, Hot Entries, Prose, Never Let Me Go

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This is just a little taster of Jonathan Peel’s frankly suberb guide to Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Never Let Me Go’. At over 40 pages, it should provide you with more than enough material to engage with in and out of class.

  • NLMG Guide.pdf

We might start this document by considering the genre of the writing. Is it science-fiction? Or dystopian literature in which a parallel world is developed which focuses on negative stereotyping (the opposite of a Utopia - look them up, it’s part of learning!). Or is it something else again?

I argue that...

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An Inspector Calls PPT »

Steve Campsall | Monday July 18, 2011

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

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Click on one of the links below to download Steve Campsall’s PowerPoint on An Inspector Calls.

  • An Inspector Calls.ppt
  • An Inspector Calls.pptx

 




GCSE English and English Literature: Writing About A Play - Drama, Narrative & Romeo and Juliet »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday November 17, 2010

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, OCR GCSE English, Unit A641 Reading Literary Texts, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A661, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

Teacher’s Note

This first part of this EnglishEdu guide is aimed at students who are studying any Shakespeare play – but they can easily and profitably be adapted to suit any play.

The second part of the guide is an analysis and commentary of Act 3 Sc. 1 of Shakespeare’s play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with accompanying notes that are based upon ideas discussed in the guide’s first section.

  • The notes accompanying Act 3 Scene 1 of the play are designed to work towards helping students who are planning their Controlled Assessment essay,...
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