English Literature Revision and Support

Knowledge Organisers for English Literature can be found HERE

Specification

Paper 1

Paper 2

What content does this cover?

Paper 1 Literature

  • Shakespeare plays - Romeo and Juliet

  • The 19th-century novel - Jekyll and Hyde

 

How it's assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

  • 64 marks

  • 40% of GCSE

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 B The 19th-century novel: students will answer one question on their novel of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel and then to write about the novel as a whole.

What content does this cover?

Paper 2 Literature

  • Modern prose or drama texts

  • The poetry anthology

  • Unseen poetry

 

How it's assessed

  • written exam: 2 hour 15 minutes

  • 96 marks

  • 60% of GCSE

 

Section A Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or drama text.

 

Section B Poetry: students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster.

 

Section C Unseen poetry: Students will answer one question on one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.ge of Exploration

How should I revise?

Build knowledge of the texts using revision techniques

Build critical knowledge/contextual knowledge of texts through research - make notes.

Learn quotations and practise writing analysis of these quotations

Undertake planning of essays & writing thesis statement

Undertaking planning and essay writing


 

How should I revise?

Build knowledge of the texts using revision techniques

Build critical knowledge/contextual knowledge of texts through research - make notes.

Learn quotations and practise writing analysis of these quotations

Undertake planning of essays & writing thesis statement

Undertaking planning and essay writing

Key Revision Techniques for BOTH papers:

Brain Dumps

Mind Maps

Flash Cards

Using past papers

Self Quizzing

Tips for answering ab unseen poetry question:

 

Reading the Poem, Question and Planning Your Response

Identify Poetic Devices

Look at the Form and Structure

Writers Intentions

Consider Deeper Meanings

 

1) Reading the Poem, Question and Planning Your Response.

2) Identify Poetic Devices.

3) Look at the Form and Structure.

4) Writers Intentions.

5) Consider Deeper Meanings.

Resources - Watch and make notes

See google classroom Lit notes 

Mr Bruff Romeo and Juliet

Mr Bruff: Juliet

Mr Bruff : Friar L

Mr Bruff: Nurse

Tragic Hero - Romeo

Mr Bruff - start watching all Act 1 sc 1 

J&H Ch Summary - watch all

J&H - Mr Bruff

Main Theme J&H 

J&H Character A

Resources - Watch and make notes

See google classroom Lit notes

Mr Bruff notes on all Poems

 

Mr Bruff explains quotations

 

AIC Mr Bruff revision

 

AIC quotations

Other useful resources

Bitesize J&H

Other useful resources

Religion