The Exam Board is Edexcel.
Unit 1 Explorations in Prose and Poetry
Articulate creative, informed and relevant responses to the poems, using appropriate terminology and concepts (poetic terms and ideas) and using clear, accurate written expression (10% of the final exam)
Demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in the poems.
(10% of the final exam)
Explore connections and comparisons between the poems that are informed by interpretations of other readers. (5% of the final exam)
Section A: Unseen poetry/ prose, short answer response (AOs 1-2)
Section B: Poetry essay response (AOs 1-3)
Section C: Prose essay response (AOs 1-3)
(You will study and analyse a novel and a novella for section C.)
100 marks (combined)
Unit 2 Explorations in Drama – “Hamlet”
In addition to the other assessment objectives there is this one:
Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the historical and social contexts in which literary texts are written and received.
2000-2500 words maximum, including quotations.
Two responses: an explorative study and a creative response
Teacher assessed, internally standardised and externally moderated.
80 marks (combined)