English (Literature GCSE)
Name of Course
AQA GCSE English Literature
Outline of Course
Students complete two exams to achieve an overall grade for their GCSE.
Paper 1 – Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel
This exam is 1 hour 45 minutes and makes up 50% of the exam grade.
Section A (20%) – Shakespeare
Section B (20%) – 19th Century Novel
Paper 2 – Modern Texts and Poetry
This exam is 2 hour 15 minutes and makes up 60% of the exam grade.
Section A – ‘An Inspector Calls’ or ‘Blood Brothers’
Section B – AQA Poetry
Section C – Unseen Poetry
How it’s taught
Small group work
Film and drama
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Exercises
Speaking and Listening Exercises
There will be homework on SPaG exercises and practice papers