A Christmas Carol (Grades 9–1)  York Notes GCSE Revision Guide

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A Christmas Carol (Grades 9–1) York Notes

Charles Dickens

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NEW for GCSE (Grades 9–1)! Everything you need to know about A Christmas Carol to succeed in your GCSE Literature exam.

NEW York Notes for GCSE: A Christmas Carol give you everything you need to know about Dickens’s ghostly novella, whether you’re studying the text or revising for your exam. We have added exciting new features such as regular extracts from student answers, tips to help you aim high and more ‘test yourself’ activities! Plus, all the detailed content you expect from York Notes –  chapter summaries, notes on key characters including Marley’s Ghost, Ebenezer Scrooge and Fred, help with Form, Language, Structure, Contexts and Settings and a new Themes section with extra references. You’ll also find an extended exam section which includes sample answers at three different levels, plus expert advice on understanding the question and planning your answer, and tips on spelling, punctuation and grammar – all helping you to prepare for exam success!

Prepare for success with York Notes for GCSE: A Christmas Carol!

York Notes’s New GCSE Study Notes and Revision Guide for Grades 9–1 will help you get to grips with all aspects of Dickens’s entertaining ghost story with a moral message. Find notes on the plot, characters, themes, context, imagery, and use of language. By familiarising yourself with these aspects of the novella you will give yourself the best opportunity of gaining high marks in your GCSE exam.

In order to impress an examiner you are likely to need to demonstrate, with appropriate quotation from the novella, your understanding of key characters such as Scrooge and the journey he takes through the book. You will need to distinguish between characters that Dickens develops, like Scrooge, and figures such as Ignorance and Want, which he uses to get across his message about society, poverty and education. The Notes will help you analyse the language Dickens uses and to understand his aim of entertaining his readers but also making them think about society and their own lives.

With the York Notes revision bundle on A Christmas Carol you’ll have everything you need, including essay planners, sample exam questions and answers, a comprehensive analysis of the novella and useful background information, to attain the highest grade you can in your GCSE English Literature examination.

Our bestselling print study guide on A Christmas Carol

Updated for the new GCSE (Grades 9–1), York Notes provide everything you need to achieve your full potential, and get the best grade you can.

NEW York Notes for GCSE are fully tailored to the new GCSE exams. If you're studying A Christmas Carol for your English Literature GCSE and are sitting your exam in 2017 or beyond, this is the study guide for you! York Notes A Christmas Carol 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:

  • annotated sample answers and extracts
  • test yourself questions and progress checks
  • essay plans
  • specialist guidance on understanding exam questions, together with key quotations, practice tasks, top tips and progress boosters
  • revision activities and checkpoints

Everything you need to help you learn, revise effectively and write the very best answers in your A Christmas Carol English Literature GCSE (Grades 9–1).

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Pub DateAugust 2015
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