June 9, 2011

English Literature KS4

English literature is assessed solely on exam performance. The course is taught alongside AQA English Language. Outlined below are the two exam papers that students will sit in the summer.

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel

What’s assessed

How it’s assessed

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

Questions

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

Section B The 19th-century novel: students will answer one question on their novel of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel and then to write about the novel as a whole.

 

 

Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry
What’s assessed

How it’s assessed

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

Questions

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

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

Section C Unseen poetry: Students will answer one question on one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.

ANY STUDENTS WHO ARE UNDERACHIEVING IN THEIR ASSESSMENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND INTERVENTION SESSIONS – identified students will be informed and letters sent home to parents.