Great Expectations (Grades 9–1)  York Notes GCSE Revision Guide

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Great Expectations (Grades 9–1) York Notes

Charles Dickens

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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.

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Print Edition information: Paperback, 96 pages, ISBN 9781447982159

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