Presentation on theme: "English Language and Literature Revision. Dates and Times English Language Tuesday 2 nd June *All are morning exams and last for 1 hour 45 minutes English."— Presentation transcript:
Dates and Times English Language Tuesday 2 nd June *All are morning exams and last for 1 hour 45 minutes English Literature Prose Monday 18 th May Poetry Thursday 22 nd May
English Language Content Reading A two part question which will assess the student’s knowledge and understanding of the novel Of Mice and Men and the writer’s use of language. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are worth a small percentage of the mark *skills are transferable to English Literature exam Writing Students complete one of a choice of two non-fiction tasks and are assessed on their understanding of genre, purpose and audience; use of language and organisation skills Spelling, punctuation and grammar are worth a higher percentage of the mark
English Language Revision Guidance Read annotated copy of Of Mice and Men Read and complete tasks in Of Mice and Men for Language revision guide Read and complete tasks in Writing Skills revision guide Useful Websites www.sparknotes.com/lit/micemen www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/ prosemicemen/ www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english
English Literature Content – Prose a) The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Students answer one 3 part question on an extract which will assess their knowledge of character/theme/setting and their understanding of the writer’s use of language. A small percentage of overall mark is awarded for spelling, grammar and punctuation. b) Of Mice and Men Students answer one of a choice of two questions exploring character/theme/setting which will assess their understanding of the novel in its social, historical and cultural context. A small percentage of overall mark is awarded for spelling, grammar and punctuation.
English Literature Content – Poetry a) Unseen Poem Students answer a question based on an unseen poem which will asses their understanding of the poem and the writer’s use of organisation and language. b) Poetry Anthology Students answer a single question comparing a named poem with another poem of their choice from the anthology which will assess their understanding of the poem; the poet’s use of organisation and language and the their ability to make links and comparisons
English Literature Revision Guidance Read annotated copy of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Read and complete tasks in Of Mice and Men for Literature revision guide Read and complete tasks in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde revision guide Read poetry anthology and annotate clean copies of the poem and/or transfer notes to revision grids Useful Websites www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/prosejekyllhyde www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/prosemicemen/ www.sparknotes.com/lit/micemen/ www.sparknotes.com/lit/jekyll/
Extras! Students will be given past papers and mark schemes which are being worked on in class, to complete as part of their revision. They should be encouraged to adhere to timings when doing these independently. There will be 30 minute exam preparation sessions on the morning of each exam.