The CCEA GCSE English Literature specification encourages students to be enthusiastic, independent, imaginative, critical and analytical readers. It aims to increase their enjoyment of reading, helping to nurture a lifelong love of literature. The specification deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of a range of poetry, prose and drama, including texts by local and modern writers.
Shakespeare juxtaposes blood with water, represented through “Neptune’s ocean”, to contrast the ideas of guilt and purity. He further emphasises this through the use of a rhetorical question and hyperbole, “the multitudinous seas”, to highlight the immorality of the murder and Macbeth’s regret and desperation, in that nothing will be able to cleanse him. In fact, the blood will.
Tackling exam style English essay questions can seem daunting, but there is a formulae to acing these types of questions. The below three structure tips will help you to start to conceptualise what a good essay answer looks like: 1. INTRODUCTION - Before we can talk about content the first thing to do is to make sure you have a great structure for your essay, which must have an introduction.
Planning Essays; Argument; Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. Studying Shakespeare; Acts I and II; Acts III, IV and V; Characters and Themes; J.B. Priestley: An Inspector Calls. Act One and Characters; Act Two and Structure; Act Three and Language; Themes of the Play; Unseen Texts and Poetry Anthology. Analysing Poems; Anthology Worksheets 1-15 Mary Shelley: Frankenstein. The Plot of Frankenstein.
GCSE pupils sitting English literature exams next summer can skip some topics on the syllabus due to time spent out of classroom, the regulator has announced. Ofqual confirmed pupils would be offered a greater choice of subjects in their exam papers for GCSE English literature, history and ancient history in 2021, and assessed geography fieldwork can be dropped.
AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack; How the unit is assessed: 1 hour 45 minute written exam; 64 marks; 40% of GCSE; Exam Questions Section A. Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. 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.
GCSE students taking English literature exams next summer will no longer have to cover all the topics as planned due to lengthy school closures, England’s exams regulator has announced.
The study of a Shakespeare play was a requirement of GCSE English and no longer a compulsory element of English literature. One awarding body differentiated between the tiers in its prescribed list of texts. Only one awarding body retained the use of unseen texts in its written examination.