English Literature

Examination Board: WJEC
Specification: A
Qualification:
GCSE English Literature

Head of Department:
Mrs Jayne Southwell

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Assessment:

Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry
Written examination: 2 hours; 40% of qualification

Section A (20%) Shakespeare 

Romeo and Juliet
One extract question and one essay question.
Learners are not permitted to take copies of the set texts into the examination.

Section B (20%) Poetry from 1789 to the present day

Two questions based on poems from the WJEC Eduqas Poetry Anthology, one of which involves comparison.
Learners are not permitted to take a copy of the anthology into the examination.

 

Component 2: Post-1914 Prose/Drama, 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry
Written examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes; 60% of qualification

Section A (20%) Post-1914 Prose/Drama

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
One source-based question.
Learners are not permitted to take copies of the set texts into the examination.

Section B (20%) 19th Century Prose

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
One source-based question on a 19th century prose text
Learners are not permitted to take copies of the set texts into the examination.

Section C (20%) Unseen Poetry from the 20th/21st Century

Two questions on unseen poems, one of which involves comparison.

 

Course content:

The WJEC Eduqas GCSE in English Literature encourages learners to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking and prepares them for the study of literature at a higher level.

 
 

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