This is a template that you might find useful for planning your essay responses for GCSE and iGCSE English Literature. Our texts are Of Mice and Men and A View from the Bridge but you could use this approach for other texts.
GCSE Literature Planning Template
Focusing on a specific exam question, the grid guides you through the main areas that your response needs to cover. You can start wherever you like but you need to cover everything if you’re aiming for the top grades.
Key areas are:
Big Ideas – why? Have a look here for some pointers about big ideas
Context – why? You might…
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