Hi, My department is using Eduqas for GCSE English Literature and the Component 1 is an unseen exam, i.e. no texts to be taken into the exam. The questions for both parts of the exam (Shakespeare and Poetry) involve an extract question (simple enough) and an unseen question which requires whole text knowledge. I was just wondering what sort of responses students are going to be expected to produce? Are they going to be expected to memorise quotations or, when it says about making close reference to the text, do they mean paraphrasing/just having a comprehensive knowledge of characters, events and themes? Thanks in advance!