Using the new York Notes GCSE Study Notes and Revision Guide to Great Expectations will equip you with all the skills, knowledge and understanding of Charles Dickens’s novel about growing up you need to write a high-scoring examination answer.
GCSE English Literature examiners will award the highest marks for answers which demonstrate an understanding, supported by relevant quotations from the text, of key aspects of the novel including the events, characters, themes and historical context. You might be asked, for example, to explore how Pip’s relationship with Magwitch is shown in one key extract, and how it develops over the course of the novel; or the way that Dickens uses Mr Jaggers to explore the theme of justice and the law.
The York Notes study guides on Great Expectations, 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 Literature exam (Grades 9–1).
Print Edition information: Paperback, 96 pages, ISBN 9781447982159