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English Literature GCSE



      Exam Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel
      •  Section A: Shakespeare - students will answer one question on their
        choice of play. 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 write about the novel as a whole
      •  1 hour 45 minutes
      •  64 marks
      •  40% of GCSE grade


      Exam Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry
      •  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
      •  2 hours 15 minutes
      •  96 marks
      •  60% of GCSE grade


                                                        Useful for...

                                                        Most careers, especially
                                                        arts, media, clerical and
                                                        administration.









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