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Year 10 English Literature Revision for your first GCSE Exam
Exam details • What? • GCSE English Literature exam • When? • Friday 10th June (first Friday after half-term) • 1:30 – 3:30 pm • Where? • Hall
Exam content (what do I study?) • Of Mice and Men • 2 questions • 1 hour • 30 marks • Poetry • Compare two unseen poems • 1 hour • 20 marks
Exam content: Of Mice and Men • 1 x extract question for Of Mice and Men • Key words in question • Key words (evidence) in extract • P-E-E – more marks for explaining and exploring
Exam content: Of Mice and Men • 1 x open question on Of Mice and Men • Choice of 2 (character + other) • Must know quotes from across the play • Connect to themes • Consider Steinbeck’s intentions
Exam Content: Unseen Poetry • Compare 2 poems • 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 • School website: • 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’ : • Tuesday 17th – Friday 20th May, after school • 3:30 – 4:45pm in WS37
School Website • http://www.sprowstonhigh.org/cms/year-1011-revision-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 • http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/prosemicemen/ > Google ‘BBC Bitesize’ > English Literature > ‘Of Mice and Men’ Including a sample exam question and response
Reading sessions • 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