Y11 English Literature

Below you will find information on what you have covered during your course and how you will be assessed.

In my mock examination I will be asked to show I can...

  • Demonstrate my understanding of the plot Act 1 and 2 of ‘Macbeth’
  • Demonstrate my understanding of the characters in Act 1 and 2 of ‘Macbeth’
  • Analyse the impact of language, form and structure on meaning
  • Plan and organise a coherent and cohesive response in timed conditions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of context relating to the prescribed poem and link it to your analysis
  • Demonstrate my understanding of the plot of ‘An Inspector Calls’ (Act 1, 2 and 3)
  • Demonstrate my understanding of the characters of ‘An Inspector Calls’ (Mr and Mrs Birling, Sheila, Eric, Gerald and the Inspector)
  • Demonstrate my understanding of the context of ‘An Inspector Calls’ (for example, capitalism/socialism/social responsibility and Priestley’s purpose)
  • Know key quotations from the play and understand their relevance to the play’s wider meaning
  • Have an awareness of Priestley’s intent- the reason why he wrote the play. Make connections to big ideas

How will I be assessed?

Title or Topic Format Length Date
Paper 1 - Macbeth Written Paper 30 minutes  In Class
Paper 2 – An Inspector Calls Written Paper 60 minutes Thu 25 Nov 1.40pm


What should I do to revise and prepare for this assessment?

To prepare for this assessment:

  1. Re-read the first two acts of Macbeth
  2. Go through your notes in your booklets and exercise books, consolidating your knowledge of key scenes, creating mind maps, revision cards and writing SPOs.
  3. Watch a production of ‘Macbeth’
  4. Practise writing analytical WHAT, HOW, WHY paragraphs, incorporating ‘because’, ‘specifically’ and ‘almost as though’.
  5. Revise context using your poetry booklet
  6. Use Educake and GCSEpod to test yourself on key content

What useful websites/resources could I use to help me prepare?