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In studying the set texts students should have the opportunity to develop the following skills:
All assessments are closed book (not allowed into the examination): any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment.
All assessments are compulsory.
What is assessed
How it is assessed
Section A Shakespeare: students will answer one question on Macbeth. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.
Section B The 19th-century novel: students will answer one question on Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel and then to write about the novel as a whole.
The titles of the clusters is: Power and conflict.
Students study all 15 poems in their cluster and be prepared to write about any of them in the examination.
How it’s assessed
Section A Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied drama text.
Section B Poetry: students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster.
Section C Unseen poetry: Students will answer one question on one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.
Starting with this extract, explore how Shakespeare presents Macbeth’s use of his power.
• how Shakespeare presents Macbeth at this moment in the play
• how Shakespeare presents Macbeth’s use of power in the play as a whole.
How does Priestley explore class in An Inspector Calls?
• the ideas about class in An Inspector Calls
• how Priestley presents these ideas by the ways he writes.
Compare the ways poets present ideas about power in ‘Poppies’ and in one other poem from ‘Power and conflict’
In ‘Poem A- unseen’, how does the poet present the speaker’s feelings about her age?
w/c 22nd October 2018
Q3 and 4
w/c 17th December 2018
Post Mocks until Investigations Week
English Literature: Jekyll and Hyde
English Language Paper 2: Section B/Persuasive Writing.
Section B (creative writing)
Full extract analysis and linked essay
Conflict Poetry and Unseen Poetry
English Literature: Conflict poetry and unseen poetry
Conflict poetry and unseen poetry questions
How is Lady Macbeth presented as a powerful character in this extract and in the play as a whole?
w/c: 1st April 2019
W/c 4th December – ‘An Inspector Calls’ assessment
W/c 22nd January – Conflict and Power poetry assessment (homework)
W/c 22nd June – End of Year exam- ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’
W/c 13th November – ‘An Inspector Calls’ assessment
8-17th January – Year 11 Mock Exams Power and Conflict Poetry question and Unseen Poetry
W/c 19th March – ‘Macbeth’ assessment