Essay technique: How to get GCSE students writing better.
Here is an exemplar poetry essay, at GCSE standard, which compares two poems and almost attained almost full marks. The poetry essay was written by a student (aged 16) in exam conditions, taking approximately 40-45 minutes to complete. This response may help anyone who is struggling to structure a poetry essay, which compares two poems.
This section includes recent GCSE English Literature past papers from AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas, OCR, WJEC and CIE IGCSE. If you are not sure which exam board you are studying ask your teacher. Past exam papers are a fantastic way to prepare for an exam as you can practise the questions in your own time.
Purchase GCSE English Texts. The requirements for the GCSE English Literature programme of study changed in 2015. Here you will find all relevant titles for each exam board. Click on a link to see the purchase options. English Literature Statutory Requirements: At least one play by Shakespeare; At least one 19th century novel.
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.
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.
The structure and language of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for GCSE English Literature revision, this section focusses on the structure and language used by Charles Dickens in the novella.
Writing a conclusion is about finishing an essay. There is no substitute for practice when it comes to writing a good conclusion to an essay. Many people are so relieved to have finished making careful points which are fully supported by evidence and explanation, that they tail off, or, even worse, fail to write a conclusion at all.