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GCE 2008 English Literature. GCE English Literature: Key features of the QCA subject criteria Minimum of six texts at AS and a further six texts at A.

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1 GCE 2008 English Literature

2 GCE English Literature: Key features of the QCA subject criteria Minimum of six texts at AS and a further six texts at A level At least one play by Shakespeare Work by at least one author writing between 1300 and 1800 At least one work first published or performed after 1990 At AS, work by at least one author published between 1800 and Slide 2

3 GCE 2008 GCE English Literature with Edexcel Examination texts that engage and enthuse Extensive choice of texts to appeal to a variety of teachers and students New texts to support the new requirements Familiar texts from our literary heritage for which support and resourcing is readily available Texts grouped for study in expected and fresh ways Slide 3

4 GCE English Literature with Edexcel GCE 2008 Coursework with freedom to explore individual interests Maximum freedom of text choice Choice of any Shakespeare play at both Advanced Subsidiary and A2 Choice of creative critical response at AS Opportunity for both independent critical study and creative response to texts at A2 Examples and advice for all coursework tasks Slide 4

5 Clear progression from Advanced Subsidiary to A2 in content: Advanced Subsidiary focus is on developing understanding of genres A2 study focus is on independent interpretation and reflection Clear progression from Advanced Subsidiary to A2 in styles of assessment Open text examinations Straightforward flexible structure GCE English Literature with Edexcel Supporting all students in achieving their full potential GCE 2008 Slide 5

6 GCE English Literature with Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary Units Unit 1 Explorations in Prose and Poetry Examination 30% Unit 2 Explorations in Drama Coursework 20% Slide 6

7 GCE English Literature with Edexcel A2 Units Unit 3 Interpretations of Prose and Poetry Examination 30% Unit 4 Reflections in Literary Studies Coursework 20% Slide 7

8 GCE English with Edexcel – Supporting You Full support for all new specifications: FREE e-Spec with your specifications and on the website Sample Assessment Materials ‘Getting Started’ tutor support materials Comprehensive professional training & development programme GCE 2008 Slide 8

9 GCE English resources from Edexcel Edexcel aims to provide the most comprehensive support and the widest choice for our qualifications. For GCE2008, we are working with a range of publishers to endorse quality materials. We are also publishing our own dedicated suite of resources for teachers and students written by qualification experts. Slide 9

10 GCE English Resources from Edexcel Provides extensive specification coverage Written by highly respected authors For each specification: AS & A2 Students’ Books Teachers’ Guide Slide 10

11 GCE 2008 – How do I keep up-to-date? Keep informed – sign up for alerts on: Regional Office and Team Support Keep in touch - use the ‘Ask the Expert’ service GCE 2008 Slide 11


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