GCSE ENGLISH IN A WEEK

 

Left your revision to the last minute? Fear not! GCSE English in a Week is a comprehensive guide to both GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language – the two fundamental parts of GCSE English.

GCSE English is an important part of your academic life, and can be a deciding factor in many job applications. So, it’s important that you score as highly as possible during your GCSE English exams. This workbook is designed to give you all of the tools to complete your GCSE English revision in a single week. Read on to find out more about GCSE English Literature and Language.

GCSE English In a week Language and Literature Workbook
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Your GCSE Literature examination is comprised of two sections:

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century novel
1 hour and 45 minutes
40% of GCSE
Marks out of 64

Paper 2: Modern texts and Poetry
2 hours and 15 minutes
60% of GCSE
Marks out of 96

Assessment Objectives – English Literature

AO1

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

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

AO3 = To show an understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which a piece of text is written.

AO4

AO4 = To use an array of vocabulary and sentence structures in order to provide clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Your GCSE Language examination is comprised of two sections:

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
1 hour and 45 minutes
50% of GCSE
Marks out of 80

Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives

1 hour and 45 minutes
50% of GCSE
Marks out of 80

Assessment Objectives – English Language

AO1

AO1 = To identify and interpret information and ideas, and select evidence from different texts.

AO2

AO2 = To explain, comment on, and analyse how writers use language and structure in order to affect and influence.

AO3

AO3 = To compare writers’ ideas and perspectives and demonstrate how they are conveyed through different texts.

AO4

AO4 = To evaluate texts critically and support your answers using examples and evidence from different texts.

GCSE English In a week Language and Literature Workbook
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GCSE ENGLISH IN A WEEK – CONTENTS

  • Comprehensive guidance for both the English Literature exam and the English Language exam.
  • Explanations, Assessment Objectives, and Preparation information for GCSE English.
  • General guidance for GCSE English including grammar, punctuation, spelling, planning.
  • Guidance on understanding both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Tips for understanding Shakespeare, poetry, 19th Century, and 20th Century prose.
  • A final exam practice chapter to help you focus on your strengths and identify where you need to improve.

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