AQA GCSE in English Literature
These pages are designed to provide support for students completing the AQA GCSE in English Literature at the London Nautical School.
The GCSE English Literature programme runs during your last two periods of English each week. During this time a dedicated programme of exam preparation will be completed with your long-term English teacher.
- March: Year 11 Practice Examination
MAY (Exam Month)
- Tuesday 20 May: Modern Texts Exam, 9:00 am
- Thursday 22 May: Poetry Across Time Exam, 1:30 pm
25% of GCSE
The coursework for the AQA English Language GCSE qualification consists of one controlled assessment on the topic of Shakespeare and the Literary Heritage which was originally submitted at the end of December 2014.
Examination: Modern Fiction
40% of GCSE
One Examination where candidates answer in the form of three essays, examining two of the modern texts they have studied as part of their Key Stage 4 programme.
Poetry Across Time
35% of GCSE
One Examination where candidates answer in the form of two essays. Essay one compares two poems from the anthology they have studied in Key Stage 4, and Essay two asks the candidates to respond to an un-seen poem.
AQA Poetry Prep - Complete - Tips and advice for Thursday's poetry exam!
Choose from one of the activities below: Conflict Poetry Write a detailed plan for the following past question: Compare how poets present bravery in ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ (page 43) and in one other poem from Conflict. This should take you between 5-10...
Exam Layout Look at past papers through this link. Do you know the layout of each exam? What are your timings? Do you know which texts you will be assessed on? Which area of the paper should you look at to find the questions you will be answering? Make a note for...
Choose from one of the activities below, you should spend between 35-45 minutes today. Remember to prepare for both Literature exams. Conflict Poetry Re-read ‘Futility’ and identify language devices, grammar and themes. What exam question would you write about this...
Revise little and often - Choose at least one of the activities below to complete today - spend around 25-40 minutes doing this activity well. Try to choose a glance of activities for each text. Conflict Poetry Re-read ‘Mametz Wood'. How does the poet present the...
Revise little and often - Choose at least one of the activities below to complete today - spend around 25-40 minutes doing this activity well. Try to choose a balance of activities geared towards each text. Conflict Poetry Re-read ‘next to of course god america i’. ...
Revise little and often - Choose at least one of the activities below to complete today - spend around 25-40 minutes doing this activity well. Conflict Poetry Make a Venn diagram comparing imagery of war in ‘Futility’ with one other poem in the Conflict cluster. ...