The Sign of the Four (Grades 9–1) York Notes GCSE Revision Guide

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The Sign of the Four (Grades 9–1) York Notes

Arthur Conan Doyle

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NEW for GCSE (Grades 9–1)! Everything you need to know about The Sign of the Four to succeed in your GCSE Literature exam.

NEW York Notes for GCSE: The Sign of the Four gives you everything you need to know about Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic work of detective fiction, 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 Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Miss Morstan, 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: The Sign of the Four!

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.

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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 The Sign of the Four for your English Literature GCSE and are sitting your exam in 2017 or beyond, this is the study guide for you! York Notes The Sign of the Four 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 Sign of the Four English Literature GCSE (Grades 9–1).

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Pub DateJuly 2016
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