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How can you develop a GCSE English literature response from a 5/6 to a 7 or higher?

For English Literature grade 7 and higher, you need to be doing the following: - choose the best points and evidence to answer the question (not just his first one you think of) so this requires more planning. - embed very short quotations (probably more than one quotation per paragraph) into your analysis/exploration of texts. - alternative interpretations. - link your ideas back to the intention, message or perspective of the writer. - higher level terminology used accurately (e.g. imperatives, exclamatives, declaratives, interrogatives etc.) - contextual understanding informs and develops interpretations. Always be aware of the skill being assessed i.e. do you need to analyse language and structure? Use context? Compare? Etc.

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