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