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Year 10 & 11 Literature Spec

Qualification: GCSE English Literature (9-1)

QAN Code: 601/4447/6

Level: 1 & 2

Exam Board: AQA

What you learn about:

You will:

· Develop close reading and analytical skills in evaluating specific texts

· Read and study a Shakespeare Text

· Read and study a 19th Century Novel

· Read and study a Modern Text

· Read and study a collection of poetry on the theme of power and conflict.


This is two year course is assessed through external examination at the end of Year 11.

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel

                1 hour 45 minutes

                64 marks

                40% of GCSE

Paper 2: Modern Text and Poetry

               2 hour 15 minutes

               96 marks

               60 % of GCSE

Other Information:

It is a requirement that students study both English Language and English Literature and therefore gaining two separate GCSEs in the English subjects.