Poetry and prose texts– one 30 -mark essay question based on any two poetry or prose texts from Part 2 of the Pearson Edexcel
International GCSE English Anthology, including a 6-mark commentary on why these texts were selected.
Assignment A: Poetry and Prose Texts
•A piece of writing responding to any two poetry or prose texts from Part 2 of the
Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology.
•Students must address the following assessment objectives:
‐ AO1 read and understand a variety of texts, selecting and interpreting information, ideas and perspectives
‐ AO2 understand and analyse how writers use linguistic and structural devices to achieve their effects.
•The assignment will be in two parts.
‐ Part 1 will be a response to the set assignment and will be out of 24 marks with 6 marks for AO1 and 18 marks for AO2.
‐ Part 2 will be a short commentary explaining why the student chose the texts they discussed in the assignment with 6 marks
•Total of 30 marks for this assignment.
Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology Part 2: Poetry and Prose Texts
• Disabled, Wilfred Owen
• “Out, Out –“ Robert Frost
• An Unknown Girl MonizaAlvi
• The Bright Lights of Sarajevo Tony Harrison
• Still I Rise Maya Angelou
• The Story of an Hour Kate Chopin
• The Necklace Guy de Maupassant
• Significant Cigarettes (from The Road Home) Rose Tremain
• Whistle and I’ll Come to You (from The Woman in Black) Susan Hill
• Night Alice Munro
Setting the question
The assignment must allow students to access both AO1 and AO2.
This assignment could be a detailed analysis of language from Part 2 of the anthology, or an assignment based on two or more pieces
from Part 2.
The assignment must cover two texts.
Pick any two poems. How do they use language to reflect the idea of a turning-point?
Write a short commentary explaining why you chose the texts that you discussed.