Essay writing. The second section of the exam requires you to write an essay. There will be two questions, one character-based and the other theme-based. You need to choose one of these.
Learn about how to tackle a GCSE English Literature poetry exam question that asks you to compare one poem with another (Edexcel).. Structuring a comparative essay. . However in structure B.
How should I structure a GCSE style English Literature essay? As with any essay, you should start with an introduction that directly addresses and answers the given question, and outlines in brief the points your essay will explore.English Literature Exam board content from BBC Bitesize for students in England, Northern Ireland or Wales. Choose the exam specification that matches the one you study.Say what you’re going to say. Say it. Say what you’ve said. Three sentences. That was all the instruction I was given on essay technique back when I was sitting my GCSEs.These were three sentences that stood me in good stead throughout GCSE, A level, degree and postgraduate study.
Although there is not a huge amount of these for the new specification GCSE, it is fairly easy to find example questions, and it won’t hurt to use old specification past papers, especially in English literature, as they are quite similar to the new possible questions.Read More
Ah, apparently I’d already written about this a couple of years ago, so this is more of a refresh than a new post. So recently I’ve been getting a lot of panicked comments and emails about essay structuring and exam technique. For an Arts student this is one of the most important skills to master and once you’ve got your approach sorted, you should find that your grades shoot up.Read More
Our GCSE English Literature specification should encourage learners to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It should extend learners’ interest in, and enthusiasm for, literature as they develop an understanding of the ways in which literature is rich and influential.Read More
English Literature GCSE. Few subjects inspire and induce personal creativity like English Literature. The study of some of the finest pieces of English Literature will show you how we make sense of the world through stories in the form of novels, poetry or plays.Read More
AQA English Language and English Literature: Advanced Student Book (978-0-00-759680-5) The Core Student Book will give you a firm foundation in the skills and knowledge required for your AQA English Language and English Literature GCSE courses. The Core Student Book will build your confidence in tackling unseen texts, as you.Read More
Here are two exemplar unseen poetry essays, at GCSE standard, based upon Section C of the AQA English Literature Exam (June 2017). The poems written about are Alan Bold's 'Autumn' and Billy Collins' 'Today' and attained full marks. The essays were written by a student (aged 16) in exam conditions, taking approximately 40 minutes to complete.Read More
GCSE English Literature Poetry Revision conflict. Page 2 CONTENTS Preparing for Section A: Conflict Poetry p.3 Approaching the Essay P 4-7 Conflict poems examiner’s questions p.8 Conflict poems revision grid p.9-10 Preparing for Unit 2 Section B: Unseen poetry p.11. Reconnects with past through rediscovery of lost war graves 5.Read More
GCSE English Literature is the study of how writers communicate their ideas about the world, and how readers might respond to these ideas. It aims to develop a critical understanding of the ways in which literary texts are a reflection of, and exploration of, the human condition, the study of which develops empathic understanding of human nature.Read More
Not many past papers? Since the GCSE specifications changed in 2015, new papers for the English Literature GCSE have been released. What does this mean? This means that papers from 2015 with a new specification will be a different format to examinations before 2015. This will vary among exam boards, but it will mean that the questions may be.Read More
Preparing for the Edexcel A-level English Language and Literature exam A useful revision guide for students taking the Edexcel A-level English Language and Literature exam (Paper 1 Section B). Revision areas include: characters, language, plot and structure.Read More