GCSE English Literature

“We begin to embed GCSE skills from Year 7, building upon these through the different years.”

Qualification

GCSE

Awarding Body

Eduqas

Course Specification


Who to contact for more information about this course

Queries should be directed to Mrs Hall

Years taught

Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13

This course is offered to Key Stage 5 learners who require the opportunity to resit.

What is the course structure?

We begin to embed GCSE skills from Year 7, building upon these through the different years. Pupils study a range of texts to develop the required skills. There are five main components to the EDUQAS GCSE English Literature course. Each term in Year 7 to Year 11 focuses on a different section to prepare pupils for their GCSEs at the end of Year 11. In Year 11 the exams are closed book which means that pupils are not allowed to refer to copies of the texts.

 

Component 1: Shakespeare (Section A) and Poetry (Section B).

 

Component 2: Post-1914 Prose/Drama (Section A), 19th Century Prose (Section B) and Unseen Poetry (Section C).

What will I study?

From Year 9, GCSE texts are introduced.

Year 9

  • Term 1: Component 2, Section A – Drama (An Inspector Calls or Blood Brothers).

  • Term 2: Component 2, Section B – The Novel (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde).

  • Term 3: Component 1, Section A – Romeo and Juliet.

Year 10

Component 1, Section B – Poetry is taught throughout terms 1, 2 and 3 alongside the topics below.

  • Term 1: Component 2, Section B – Drama (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde).

  • Term 2: Component 2, Section A – The Novel (An Inspector Calls or Blood Brothers).

  • Term 3: Component 1, Section A – Romeo and Juliet.

Year 11

The exam texts for the entire current Year 11 cohort (2018 to 2019) are Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare), Blood Brothers (Russel) and An Inspector Calls (Stevenson).

  • Term 1: Component 1 – exam focus.

  • Term 2: Component 2 – exam focus.

  • Term 3: Revision – exam focus.

How is the course assessed?

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