Essay Writing Guidance

Essay Writing Guidance Supporting your essay writing skills in GCSE and A-level Effective opening with a tricolonTry to distil your ideas under three main umbrella headings. In your exams you are writing under timed conditions and therefore must prioritise what you will focus your time on.This will also help you evaluate and organise your ideas [...]

Unseen Poetry: Terminology

Important terminology for approaching the Edexcel iGCSE Unseen Poetry part of the exam. Arabic translations included for English Language Learners.     Vocabulary   Definition 1 Simile التشبيه في علم بلاغة When something is compared to another using ‘like’ or ‘as’ 2 Metaphor تشابه مستعار When something is compared to another through description as if [...]

Edexcel Poetry Anthology: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Important vocabulary for approaching the Edexcel iGCSE Poetry Anthology part of the exam. The words selected either appear in the poems themselves as trickier language or can be used in analysis. Arabic translations included for English Language Learners.     Vocabulary Translation Definition Synonym 1 Congregation (n.) مجمع A group of people assembled for religious [...]

Exemplar Character Analysis: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Bob Ewell Characterisation: Bob Ewell is presented by Harper Lee as abusive and dichotomously, both uneducated and revealing an innate sense of superiority which is borne from “his skin was white.” As the “little bantam cock of a man rose and strutted to the stand” p.187 Harper Lee highlights her socio-political critique of the parochial [...]

Edexcel Poetry Anthology: ‘Half-past Two’

Edexcel Poetry Anthology: ‘Half-past Two’

Example Analysis of 'Half-past Two' in the Edexcel iGCSE examined unit. U. A. Fanthorpe’s “Half-past Two” presents the concept of time through the eyes of a child. Here the poet puts forward the abstract notion of Time as viewed by a child in the concrete, who does not fully comprehend it and therein finds himself [...]