GCSE English Literature

Introduction:

This course offers students the opportunity to study a range of literature texts, from a variety of historical periods and genres, which explore concepts such as the human condition and political ideologies. Studying literature allows students develop a greater appreciation of history, culture and different perspectives on the world and become well-rounded and empathetic individuals. Through their studies, students will develop skills in critical thinking, analysis and constructing arguments, as well as improving their vocabulary and writing skills.

How is the course assessed?

AQA English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and 19th Century

Section A: Shakespeare - students will answer one question on ‘Macbeth’. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play, as well as the play as a whole.

 

Section B: 19th Century Novel - students will answer one question on ‘A Christmas Carol’. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel, as well as the novel as a whole.

 

64 marks 40% of GCSE

 

AQA English Literature Paper 2: Modern Text and Poetry

Section A: Modern Texts - students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on ‘An Inspector Calls’.

 

Section B: Poetry - students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from AQA’s ‘Power and Conflict’ 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.

 

96 marks 60% of GCSE

Equipment:

Black/ blue pen

Ruler

Highlighters

 

Recommended revision guides available from accounts:

CGP An Inspector Calls revision guide

CGP A Christmas Carol revision guide

CGP Macbeth revision guide

CGP Power and Conflict Anthology revision guide

CGP AQA English Language and Literature revision guide

Homework and learning outside of the classroom:

Students should expect to receive two pieces of homework per week, one of which may be a reading or online task. All students are expected to regularly access Google Classroom, where their teacher will post notices, resources and instructions.

 

Year 11 English Drop-Ins take place in EN6 every Thursday 2:50pm to 3:50pm. All year 11 students are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

KS3 English

KS4 English

KS5 English

temp
temp
Allerton High School
King Lane, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS17 7AG
ssat ssat Leading Edge Healthy Schools Ofsted
ABOUT US POST 16 APPLICATIONS POST 16 LIFE POST 18 PATHWAYS NEWS & EVENTS KEY INFORMATION