We have compared AO
s across GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature to help you identify
similarities and differences
Read, understand and respond to texts
Identify and interpret explicit and implicit
information and ideas (Lg
Explain, comment on... (Lg
Maintain a critical style and develop an
informed personal response, and use textual
references, including quotations, to support and
illustrate interpretations (Lt
Evaluate texts critically and support this with
appropriate textual references (Lg
Analyse the language, form and structure used
by a writer to create meanings and effects,
using relevant subject terminology
...analyse how writers use language and
structure to achieve effects and influence
readers, using relevant subject terminology (Lg
Show understanding of the relationships
between texts (Lt
Select and synthesise evidence from different
Compare writers’ ideas... across two or more
a range of vocabulary and sentence
structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with
accurate spelling and punctuation (Lt
Use a range of vocabulary and sentence
clarity, purpose and effect, with
accurate spelling and punctuation (Lg
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A sample section of Edusites English AQA Unseen Poetry Anthology. Includes an introduction around meaning, discussion points for the classroom and teaching tips for two poems. Top Examiner Tips look at what is required in answering unseen poems in terms of the assessment objectives, structuring a response, how to reference effectively and how to compare and contrast. Includes practice exam questions, using the poems, written as per AQA body structure and style.
In addition to these exam papers, Edusites has moderation videos, 360-degree analyses of how and why marks are awarded, for teacher and students to develop their skills.