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  1. 2. GCSE English Literature What skills are you being assessed for in English Literature exam? Discuss on your tables
  2. 3. GCSE English Literature <ul><li>The Literature exam tests your: </li></ul><ul><li>understanding of the texts </li></ul><ul><li>ability to use PQC effectively </li></ul><ul><li>awareness of the effects created by language and structure </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is PQC? P Q C Point Quote Comment The speaker of the poem seems almost angry about the way people treat her grief. ‘ Their piteous platitudes of pain’ The alliteration of the three words makes the speaker sound like they are spitting out the words in disgust.
  4. 5. Literature texts… <ul><li>WWI Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>(side nearest window) </li></ul><ul><li>Empire of the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>(middle) </li></ul><ul><li>Death of a Salesman </li></ul><ul><li>(side nearest corridor) </li></ul><ul><li>Write down words you associate with one text </li></ul><ul><li>(which table can get the most points?) </li></ul>
  5. 6. GCSE English Literature English Literature is assessed through 2 exam papers: Drama paper (45 minutes) Death of a Salesman Poetry and Prose (1 hour 30 minutes) WWI poetry (section H) Empire of the Sun For all the Literature texts you will have a choice of 3 questions – choose ONE!
  6. 7. Plan- write- check <ul><li>It is really important to plan your answer and check it before the exam finishes. </li></ul><ul><li>Get into the habit of structuring your time: </li></ul><ul><li>5 min plan </li></ul><ul><li>35 min write </li></ul><ul><li>5 min check </li></ul>
  7. 8. Poetry Question <ul><li>You will have a choice of 3 questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer one of them! </li></ul><ul><li>Q1 passage based ( given 2 poems to compare ) </li></ul><ul><li>Q2 theme based comparing 2 named poems </li></ul><ul><li>Q3 theme based comparing 2 from a given selection. </li></ul><ul><li>You must use PQC and comment on the effect of language and structure (ie lines, rhyme, rhythm) </li></ul>Similarities/differences? Refer to both poems
  8. 9. What should we look for in a poem? <ul><li>You must show an understanding of the </li></ul><ul><li>content (theme, character) </li></ul><ul><li>form (structure, rhyme) </li></ul><ul><li>language (words, images, effects) </li></ul><ul><li>And its impact on the question </li></ul><ul><li>– eg how do the words/images used help the writer create a feeling of…..? </li></ul><ul><li>- What feeling does the ABAB rhyme scheme create? </li></ul>
  9. 10. Practice poetry question <ul><li>PAIRS - PLAN your response (remember to think about how you’ll order your points) </li></ul>Compare the way writers convey the horror of war in two poems. What sub-themes are there for ‘horrors of war’?
  10. 11. Structuring your response <ul><li>Compare the way writers </li></ul><ul><li>convey the horror of war </li></ul><ul><li>in two poems. </li></ul>Soldiers’ experiences Psychological impact war craft Use of imagery Sights and sounds emotions How many did you get?
  11. 12. Empire of the Sun <ul><li>You will have a choice of 3 questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer one of them! </li></ul><ul><li>Q1 passage based </li></ul><ul><li>Q2 theme/character based </li></ul><ul><li>Q3 more open question (eg discussing a statement) </li></ul><ul><li>You must use PQC and comment on the effect of language on the reader </li></ul>
  12. 13. Empire of the sun – character and themes <ul><li>Look at photos of each character as they appear. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider: </li></ul><ul><li>D escription </li></ul><ul><li>I nteraction </li></ul><ul><li>M otivation </li></ul><ul><li>Call out or note down words to describe them. </li></ul><ul><li>EXTN- what role does this character play in the novel? </li></ul>
  13. 14. JIM
  14. 15. BASIE
  15. 16. MR MAXTED
  16. 17. Dr Ransome
  17. 18. <ul><li>DRAMA PAPER </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a choice of 3 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Answer ONE of these! </li></ul><ul><li>Q1 passage based </li></ul><ul><li>Q2 theme/ drama/character based </li></ul><ul><li>Q3 empathetic writing * </li></ul><ul><li>* Note- Q3 is different in that you are writing from the perspective of a character but you need to show excellent understanding of the events and emotions in the play </li></ul>
  18. 19. Death of a Salesman: Dramatic impact and characterisation <ul><li>Watch the clip from the film of Death of a Salesman </li></ul><ul><li>How does this extract show the character of Linda? Happy? Biff? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Who has control in the scene? Why? </li></ul>
  19. 20. Example empathetic task <ul><li>You are Linda after telling Biff and Happy about the gas pipe. Write your thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>REVISION TIP - put yourself into the character’s shoes: </li></ul><ul><li>What has happened up to this point ? </li></ul><ul><li>How are they feeling now? </li></ul><ul><li>How would they express themselves? </li></ul>IN PAIRS/ SMALL GROUPS- Improvise a conversation between Linda, Biff and Happy discussing the gas pipe. THEN – note down some ideas to include in your empathetic response.
  20. 21. How can I revise for Literature? Re-read the text…or even take parts and act it out! Locate , highlight and annotate key sections of the text Make PQC tables of themes Make flash cards on characters and events Select key quotes to record onto tape and listen to. Make revision posters to stick around the house: Characters Themes Timed exam planning and/or writing