Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives (50% of GCSE)
Written examination 1hour 45mins
Section A: Reading (one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text)
Section B: Writing (writing to present a viewpoint)
Non-examination Assessment: Spoken Language (students will be assessed on their skills in presenting, responding to questions and feedback, and their use of Standard English).
GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE (Code: 8702)
Paper 1: Shakespeare and the Nineteenth-Century Novel.
Written examination 1 hour 45 mins
Section A: Shakespeare – students will answer one question of their choice on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and on an extract from the play as a whole.
Section B: The nineteenth-century novel – students will answer one question about ‘A Christmas Carol’ and write in detail about an extract from the novel and then on the novel as a whole.
Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry.
Written examination 2 hour 15 minutes
Section A: Modern Texts – students will answer one essay question on J. B. Priestley’s play ‘An Inspector Calls’.
Section B: Poetry – students answer one comparative question from the ‘Relationships’ cluster of the ‘Poetry Anthology’.
Section C: Unseen Poetry – students will answer one question on one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.