A-level English/Wise Children
The A-level Wise Children Study Guide
You are viewing the Wise Children Study Guide Wikibook. It is an attempt to provide a study guide for those reading Wise Children as their 'Modern Novel' for the AQA examination board (AS English Literature, Specification A - paper LTA1). I would be grateful for any additions to this Wikibook as it only takes a few dedicated contributors to make a really useful resource that students can use to study this text.
Past Paper Questions - There are currently 15 past paper questions listed
Model Answers - Model Answers and exam tips
Allusions to Shakespeare - There are 26 known references to different Shakespearean plays in Wise Children.
Feminism - Feminism in Wise Children.
Key Quotes - Useful quotations as the text cannot be taken into the examination.
The ‘modern novel’ forms 30% of the A.S. grade and therefore 15% of the A-level grade. It is a closed book examination, which lasts one hour where you will be able to answer one question of the two that are available to you. Often one will be on a character or a theme and the other will involve analysing an extract.
You will be examined on different assessment objectives. Although the paper is marked out of twenty below are the weighting of each assessment objective as if the paper was out of thirty so that the numbers round to whole numbers. This should communicate that more emphasis is placed on some objectives than others.
AO1 Terminology (7 marks)
AO2 Knowledge (10 marks)
AO3 Structure/meaning (8 marks)
AO4 Your Opinion (5 marks)
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