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Everything you need to know about Animal Farm to succeed in your GCSE Literature exam or essay task.

York Notes for GCSE: Animal Farm give you everything you need to know about Orwell’s radical novel exploring revolution and power, as told through the eyes of a group of farm animals. From full chapter summaries, study notes on key characters including Snowball, Napoleon and Squealer, and help with Language, Structure, and Key Contexts, York Notes provide a wealth of analysis and commentary to enhance your understanding of the text. You’ll also find an extended exam section which includes sample answers at C and A grades, advice on understanding the question, planning your answer and using quotations, and tips on how to boost your grade. 

Revise Animal Farm for GCSE with York Notes and gain top marks

Using York Notes’ GCSE Study Notes and Revision Guides to Animal Farm will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding of George Orwell’s dystopian story needed to write high-scoring examination answers and essays.

GCSE English Literature examiners will award the highest marks for answers which demonstrate an understanding, supported by relevant quotes from the text, of aspects of the novel including the events, characters, themes and historical context. You might be asked, for example, to explore Squealer’s use of language and its influence on other characters, to explain the symbolic significance of the windmill, to compare and contrast the methods by which Napoleon and Snowball seek to achieve power or to explain how Orwell draws parallels between the hierarchy of Manor Farm’s animals and ‘real world’ social classes.

York Notes’ Animal Farm study guides, both printed and online, are designed to help you maximise your revision by providing detailed analyses of the text and key elements, useful contextual and background information and tools including sample exam questions and answers, essay plans and revision tips, equipping you with everything you need to gain the highest grade you can in your GCSE English exam.


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York Notes for GCSE are comprehensive, easy to use and will help you achieve the best possible grades. If you're studying Animal Farm for your English Literature GCSE, the York Notes Animal Farm revision guide will help you reach your full potential. Written by GCSE examiners and teachers to give you an expert understanding of the text and the exam, they include:

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  • specialist guidance on understanding exam questions, together with key quotations, checklists, study tips and grade boosters
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Everything you need to help you learn, revise effectively and write the very best answers in your Animal Farm English Literature GCSE.

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Pub DateMay 2011
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