Dear Parent/ Carer,
I am writing to inform you that your son/ daughter will be sitting a GCSE English Literature mock when we return after the February ½ term break. Year 11 students will sit Paper 2 of the Literature GCSE on the 13th and 14th March. Your son/ daughter will sit this exam in formal conditions, as this is an English paper that they have not yet encountered in mock conditions.
The GCSE English Literature Paper 2 has 3 sections and includes a questions on Blood Brothers, the poems of ‘Power and Conflict’ from the AQA Poetry Anthology, and unseen poetry. This paper makes up 60% of their final GCSE Literature grade when they sit it in late May.
When we return after the break, the English team will be preparing students for the exam but I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about what students should be doing to revise at home. The following strategies will help students to be fully prepared for this mock exam:
• Complete their homework project on Blood Brothers, which was given out at the start of term 3 and which has enabled them to revise this set text over the course of term 3.
• Read through any additional revision materials on Blood Brothers as provided by their English teachers.
• Revise key themes and characters in Blood Brothers from the CGP Press study guide on this set text.
• Revise the 15 poems of Power and Conflict in their anthology (the CGP Press study guide for these poems is an excellent support with this).
Students should prioritise revising Blood Brothers as most of the English team will re-visit poetry on our return, but this will depend on individual teachers’ prior coverage of these texts.
Should you require any further correspondence please contact the English Faculty at Winterbourne International Academy. We would like to take this opportunity to wish your child every success in their revision and thank you for your support in this matter.
Miss J A Fenner
Director of English