Words of Wisdom:

"Dreams do come true-if you believe" - Barno

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GCSE ENGLISH/
GCSE LITERATURE
2003

MODEL ANSWERS
&
COMMENTARIES

PUBLISHED BY LEWISHAM LITERACY TEAM APRIL 2003

CONTENTS PAGE

Pg.3 How to use this booklet
Pg.4 Success Criteria: -what an A*/A candidate does
                  -what a B/C candidate does

Model answers

Pg. 5-6 Paper 1 Section A: Reading - short questions A*/A
Pg. 7 Paper 1 Section A: Reading - short questions B/C
Pg. 8-9 Paper 1 Section A: Reading – comparison questions A*/A
Pg. 10 Paper 1 Section A: Reading - comparison questions B/C
Pg. 11-12 Paper 1 Section B: Writing to persuade, argue, advise A*/A
Pg. 13 Paper 1 Section B: Writing to persuade, argue, advise B/C
Pg. 14-15 Paper 2 Section A: Set poet A*/A
Pg. 16 Paper 2 Section A: Set poet B/C
Pg. 17-18 Paper 2 Section A: Poetry of other cultures and traditions A*/A
Pg. 19 Paper 2 Section A: Poetry of other cultures and traditions B/C
Pg. 20 Paper 2 Section B: Writing to inform, explain, describe A*/A
Pg. 21 Paper 2 Section B: Writing to inform, explain, describe B/C
Pg. 22-23 Literature Section A: Set Text – Of Mice and Men A*/A
Pg. 24-25 Literature Section A: Set Text – Of Mice and Men B/C
Pg. 26-27 Literature Section: Poetry Theme – Hearts and Partners A*/A
Pg. 28-29 Literature Section: Poetry Theme – Hearts and Partners B/C
Pg. 30 Notes and targets page

HOW TO USE THIS BOOKLET

For Students:

On the following page is a brief summary of what a student working at a C does and what a student working at an A does.   Study this carefully and try to apply it to your work.   If you are aiming to get a C, what could you improve on from the C criteria?   If you are aiming for a top grade, what do you need to work on from the A criteria.   Set your self a new target every time you do an exam essay.

This booklet provides examples of good exam essays for you to read.   There are two for each section of the English and Literature exams, one which is an A*/A grade and one which is a B/C grade.   You...

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