Using York Notes’ GCSE Study Notes and Revision Guide to The Sign of the Four will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novella 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 quotations from the text, of aspects of the novella including the events, characters, themes and historical context. You might be asked, for example, to explore the significance of the main characters in how the action develops, to explain the main themes, contexts and settings in the text and how they contribute to the effect on the reader or to explain in detail Conan Doyle’s use of particular forms, structures and language techniques to convey ideas, create characters and evoke mood or setting. York Notes’ The Sign of the Four 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.
Print Edition information: Paperback, 80 pages, ISBN 9781292138138