Year 10 English Literature - Sprowston Community High School

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Year 10 English Literature
Revision for your first GCSE Exam
Exam details
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What?
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When?
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GCSE English Literature exam
Friday 10th June (first Friday after half-term)
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Where?
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Hall
Exam content (what do I study?)
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Of Mice and Men
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2 questions
1 hour
30 marks
Poetry
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Compare two unseen poems
1 hour
20 marks
Exam content: Of Mice and Men
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1 x extract question for Of Mice and Men
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Key words in question
Key words (evidence) in extract
P-E-E – more marks for explaining and exploring
Exam content: Of Mice and Men
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1 x open question on Of Mice and Men
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Choice of 2 (character + other)
Must know quotes from across the play
Connect to themes
Consider Steinbeck’s intentions
Exam Content: Unseen Poetry
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Compare 2 poems
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Unseen (practise on other poems)
Choose approach (1, 2, both / 1, 2 + both / both)
Same question every time for both tiers
Remember poet’s intentions and effect on reader
Mention the specific effect of poetic devices
Consider ideas or themes that emerge
Revision Overview
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School website:
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Of Mice and Men Revision guide + chapters
Year 10 Poetry hints
WJEC Poetry Collection – practise comparing two
poems on the same theme
BBC Bitesize (Literature > Of Mice and Men)
Reading sessions for ‘Of Mice and Men’ :
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Tuesday 17th – Friday 20th May, after school
3:30 – 4:45pm in WS37
School Website
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http://www.sprowstonhigh.org/cms/year-1011revision-zone/english.html
> Year 10/11 Revision Zone
> English
> ‘Of Mice and Men Revision Guide’
and ‘Year 10 Poetry hints’
And ‘Of Mice and Men’ chapters (broken into sections)
Ignore all other files: they don’t apply to you.
BBC Bitesize
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/en
glish_literature/prosemicemen/
> Google ‘BBC Bitesize’
> English Literature
> ‘Of Mice and Men’
Including a sample exam question and response
Reading sessions
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Join a small group of Year 10s and 11s
reading through ‘Of Mice and Men’ in the
lead-up to the exam:
3:30 – 4:45pm
Tue 17th, Wed 18th,
Thu 19th, Fri 20th May
in WS37

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