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Head of DepartmentMiss B Lovett
Emailenglish@christtheking-school.com
Exam BoardEDUQAS English
EDUQAS English Literature
Curriculum Content

English

GCSE English Language

Exam board:  Eduqas

Assessment

Component 1:

20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing.

Written exam: 1 hours 45 mins 40% of qualification.

Section A (20%) – Reading

Understanding of one extract (about 60 – 100 lines) of Literature from the 20th Century assessed through a range of structured questions.

Section B (20%) – Prose Writing

One creative writing task selected from a choice of four titles.

Component  2:

19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading &  Transactional/Persuasive Writing.

Written exam: 2 hours 60% of qualification.

 

Section A (30%) – Reading

Understanding of two extracts (about 900 – 1200 words in total) of high-quality non-fiction writing, one from the 19th century, the other from the 21st century, assessed through a range of structured questions.

Section B (30%) – Writing

Two compulsory transactional / persuasive writing tasks.

Component 3:

Spoken Language

Non-exam assessment: Unweighted

  • one presentations / speech including responses to questions and feedback.
  • Achievement in Spoken Language will be reported on as part of the qualification, but will not form part of the final mark and grade.

 

GCSE English Literature

Exam board:  Eduqas

Assessment

Component 1:

Shakespeare and Poetry

Written examination—2 hours—40% of qualification.

 

Section A—(20%) Shakespeare

One extract question and one essay question based on the reading of Macbeth.

Learners are not permitted to take copies of the set texts into the examination.

Section B—(20%) Poetry from 1789 to present day.

Two questions based on poems from the WJEC Eduqas Anthology, one of which involves comparison.

Component 2:

Post—1914 Prose / Drama, Century Prose and Unseen Poetry.

Written examination—2 hours and 30 mins—60% of qualification.

Section A—20%  Post—1914 / Drama

One source-based question on a post 1914 prose/ Drama text:   An Inspector Calls—(Priestley).

Learners are not permitted to take copies of the set texts into the examination.

Section B—(20%) 19th Century Prose.

One source based question on a 19th century prose text:
A Christmas Carol—Dickens

Section C (20%) Unseen poetry from the 20th / 21st Century

Two questions on unseen poems, one of which involve comparison.

 

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