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.
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 How are attitudes to war shown in ‘Poppies’? find five secure quotations that support your argument. What...
Year 11 Support Programme 2015
Look back at the notes from yesterday's revision day - there are some rough plans for past essay questions. You can find the post here. Choose one plan and read it Develop the plan and add quotations - between 5 and 7 is a good number (spend 5 minutes doing this)...
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...
Unseen poetry activities
Year 11 English Examination Advice - AQA English Literature