Your GCSE Literature examination comprises of two sections:
Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century novel
1 hour and 45 minutes
40% of GCSE
Paper 2: Modern texts and Poetry
2 hours and 15 minutes
60% of GCSE
AO1 = To read, understand, and respond to literary texts. Students should be able to demonstrate a critical style in their writing, and develop an informed personal response. Students are also required to use contextual references, including quotations in order to support their interpretation.
AO2 = To analyse the language, form, and structure used by an author and analyse the meaning and context. To ensure relevant terminology is used throughout their assessment.
AO3 = To show an understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which a piece of text is written.
AO4 = To use an array of vocabulary and sentence structures in order to provide clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.
Below we have outlined the weighting of assessment objectives for your GCSE English Literature exam.
Check out my blog “GCSE English Language Exam Structure” by clicking here.