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2016 AQA English Literature - Contextual Knowledge?

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    Do I need to know any context about the novels and poetry studied? I've been told yes by my teacher but no by another teacher.

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    Do I need to know any context about the novels and poetry studied? I've been told yes by my teacher but no by another teacher.
    For poetry, you could include some context to impress the examiner, but you're not marked on context. For the novels, the first question (the play) you don't need to include any context (although again, you can include some if you feel it is appropriate), and then for the second question (the novel) you should include some context.
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