A close reading of a sentence from Chapter 10 of The Handmaid’s Tale (extract), with reference to CAIE A-Level English Literature 9695 marking criteria.
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.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth fits within the genre of a ‘tragedy’, and it follows by and large tragic conventions.
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.