This two year course is assessed through two examinations at the end of Year 11. There is no coursework or controlled assessment assignments.
- Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel - written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes (40% of GCSE)
- Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry - written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes (60% of GCSE)
Paper 2 includes one question on a poem not previously studied. This tests skills of analysis which we will practise throughout the course.