ENGLISH LITERATURE

Course Assessment

100% Written Examination

All assessments are closed book: any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment.

What We Study

Paper 1:  Shakespeare and the nineteenth century novel

  • Section A Shakespeare; students will answer one question on their play of choice.  They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play then write about the play as a whole.
  • Section B The 19th Century Novel; students will answer one question on their novel of choice.  They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel and them to write about the novel as a whole. 

Paper 2:  Modern Texts and Poetry

  • Section A Modern Texts; students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or 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.

Course Leader:  Miss Corbett (ecorbett@hornchurchhigh.com)