GCSE ENGLISH literature
🎓 The Course
All pupils will take two GCSEs: one in English Language and one in English Literature. All students will achieve 2 GCSEs in English by the end of the course.
In Literature the focus is on reading and responding to a variety of texts including novels, poetry and plays. All students will study at least one Shakespeare text and a 19th Century British novel alongside more contemporary works.
The Literature course is assessed on final exams only. There are no tiers in the exam so all students will complete the same end of course examination.
Exam board: AQA
EXAM PAPER ONE
📋 40% of overall grade
⏰ 1 hour 45 minute exam
Contains two questions – one on a studied Shakespeare play and one on a studied 19th century novel.
EXAM PAPER TWO
📋 60% of overall grade
⏰ 2 hour 15 minute exam
Containing four questions – one on a studied modern text, one comparing studied poetry and two on unseen poetry.
Both exams will be closed book.