GCSE English Literature

Qualification

General Certificate of Secondary Education in English Literature

Exam board

AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702

Description

Students follow the AQA GCSE English Literature course at NUAST. In preparation for the Literature GCSE, students study a play by Shakespeare, a modern play script, a 19th Century novel and, an anthology of poetry. Through their study poetry, students will also develop the ability to analyse and compare unseen poetry.

GCSE English Literature follows a holistic model, with all examinations taking place at the end of Year 11. The skills required for both GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language prepare students to read and comprehend texts, scrutinise and critique writers’ methods and craft, communicate effectively and with authority, and widen their knowledge of literary texts.

Units

3.1 Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel

3.2 Modern texts a poetry

3.3 Skills - unseen poetry

Assessed by

Paper 1 | Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel | 40% of GCSE | 64 marks

Paper 2 | Modern texts and poetry | 60% of GCSE | 96 marks

Leads to

This qualification is a core element of the entry requirements for progression to further education or employment in all areas.

Revision

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary-books/gcse/9-1-gcse-english-aqa-complete-revision-practice/elas41-new-gcse-english-literature-aqa-complete

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