A close reading of a sentence from Chapter 17 of Small Island, with reference to CAIE A-Level English Literature 9695 marking criteria.
In this mini-lesson, I’ll go through the basics of how to describe an object in detail – and not just in a boring way!
“There’s no point bothering to write a conclusion” is something I hear quite a lot from my students.
Almost all English exams require students to do ‘Descriptive Writing’ at some point, and on most exams that I teach this is the highest marked question on the paper – worth up to 50% of the paper as a whole.
This example narrative essay was written by one of my 15-year-old students, with my detailed notes on feedback and marking.
For students taking IGCSE in Literature, the absolute best way to ensure a high grade is to understand how the mark scheme works.
For students taking IGCSE in Literature, the absolute best way to ensure a high grade is to familiarise yourself with the assessment objectives (AOs).
Below, you’ll find an approach for each question in Section A of the English Language Paper 1, including tips that help you to get full marks.
Here’s a CIE Unseen Poetry Essay Example that I completed for the Cambridge IGCSE Unseen Poetry exam question, based off of the 2017 English Literature exams.