Essential information regarding preparation for the English mock examinations.

The first exam will take place on Tuesday 6th December 2016 from Form to period 2 (08:40-11:05) in the Sports Hall. The exam will last 2 hours 15 minutes (extra time will be added for the students that require it.)

Section A: 45 minutes suggested.

Students should revisit their notes on ‘An Inspector Calls’, making sure they learn a selection of quotations for each character and theme. Students must also make sure they revisit their notes on context-what was happening in society at the time the play was both written and set. Students will be expected to comment on the play as a whole.

Section B: 45 minutes suggested.

Students should learn key quotations from the poems covered in class and remember key information about context. Students should be prepared to compare one poem from the Power and Conflict collection to the poem printed in the exam paper that includes the same theme.

Section C Part 1: 30 minutes suggested.

Students will be required to analyse an unseen poem. They must be able to comment on the main ideas expressed, the tone, the structure of the poem and how the writer has used language.

Section C Part 2: 15 minutes suggested.

Students must be able to compare the first unseen poem to another unseen poem printed in the exam paper.

The second English exam will take place on Friday 9th December 2016. The exam will last 1 hour and 45 minutes (extra time will be added for the students that require it.)

Section A: Romeo and Juliet. 50 minutes suggested

Students will be given an extract from the text and will have to explore how a particular character/theme/relationship is presented in the extract and the wider text. Students must analyse the language in the extract and the quotations from the wider text. Students must also make sure they revisit their notes on context-what was happening in society at the time the play was set.

Section B: Jekyll and Hyde. 50 minutes suggested

Students will be given an extract from the text and will have to explore how a particular character/theme/relationship is presented in the extract and the wider text. Students must analyse the language in the extract and the quotations from the wider text. Students must also make sure they revisit their notes on context-what was happening in society at the time the play was written and set.