STYLE OF ASSESSMENT
Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th century novel Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Worth: 40%
Section A: students will answer one question on a Shakespeare play studied in class. 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 a novel studied in class.
They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel then to write about the novel as a whole.
Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry Time: 2 hours 15 minutes Worth: 60%
Section A: Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two about ‘Blood Brothers.’
Section B: Poetry: students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from the Power and Conflict section of the anthology.
Section C: Unseen poetry: students will answer one question on one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.
OVERVIEW OF COURSE
This specification allows candidates to experience texts from the British Literary Heritage and contemporary texts.
Candidates will experience a range of literary genres. The specification is based on a skills-based approach to the study of Literature.
Learner requirements: This is a compulsory course.
Extra-curricular opportunities: There are many opportunities for theatre trips throughout the course.
Further study and Career connections: A good pass in English Literature is essential for moving on to study A Level English Literature. It also allows students to progress into Huish Sixth and beyond to university, to study related courses. English Literature can lead to many creative and analytical careers in comedy, writing, reviewing, publishing, legal careers and many more!
A useful website for seeing resources is the Huish English website: