GCSE LITERATURE: HOW TO WRITE EFFECTIVELY ABOUT LANGUAGE

Here’s another one that lots of you are worrying about. AO2 in the AQA English Lit exam will examine you on language, form and structure: the language techniques the writer uses (such as simile, metaphor, alliteration etc.) the way he/she lays the writing out: short and long sentences, paragraph lengths, stanzas (if it’s a poem), [...]

GCSE LITERATURE: THE ONE CRITICAL MISTAKE NOT TO MAKE

Not long until the Lit exams, is it. Remember to breathe and take careful note of what I am about to tell you. As it could genuinely mean the difference to a top grade and a meh grade. I’m writing this post in response to a lot of you who have been stressing about one [...]

AQA ENGLISH LIT PAPER 1 QUESTION 1: SHAKESPEARE

QUESTION 1: SHAKESPEARE As a reminder, the question will give you an extract and ask you to answer the question based on both the extract, and the play as a whole. As we work through this first question you should be able to see how we go about this. There is a specific approach to [...]

AQA LIT GCSE PAPER 1: SHAKESPEARE AND THE 19th CENTURY NOVEL – A BRIEFISH OVERVIEW

First off: the thing about this paper is that it will always ask you to do two things in response to the question: write about the extract, and write about the rest of the play/novel. Every question will be the same. This makes it a bit easier as you will be able to practise this [...]