New English Literature GCSE

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Overview of New GCSE English literature course, including content description and assessment objectives.

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New English Literature GCSE
1 Content
1.1 A play by Shakespeare
1.2 Selection of Poetry since 1789
1.2.1 At least 5 poets
1.2.2 At least 15 poems
1.2.3 At least 300 lines
1.2.4 Must include Romantic poetry
1.3 At least one 19th century novel
1.4 Fiction or drama from the British Isles 1914+
2 Reading
2.1 literal and inferential comprehension
2.2 critical reading


2.3 evaluation of a writer’s choice of vocabulary, grammatical and structural features
2.4 comparing texts (including unseen)
3 Writing
3.1 produce clear and coherent text
3.2 use accurate Standard English
3.2.1 spelling
3.2.2 punctuation
3.2.3 grammar
4 Assessment Objectives
4.1 1. Read, understand and respond to texts: Students should be able to: * maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response * use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.
4.1.1 2. Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology 3. Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written 4. Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation 5% 15-20% 40-45%
4.1.2 35-40%
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