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    To get to grades 8/9 for English GCSE we have to have a high-level analysis which is almost A -level standard explaining what Shakespeare was trying to get across and the context and wondered if anyone could help?
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    (Original post by AliH1102)
    To get to grades 8/9 for English GCSE we have to have a high-level analysis which is almost A -level standard explaining what Shakespeare was trying to get across and the context and wondered if anyone could help?
    My teacher always says to try and think of points that nobody else has, I know it sounds really hard but with Shakespeare sometimes its best to read exactly whats on the page, not inbetween the lines because thats what everyone else is trying to do.
    You'll need a clear analysis of the play and I advise to you PEEL paragraphs, since they work best for me.
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    My teacher always says to try and think of points that nobody else has, I know it sounds really hard but with Shakespeare sometimes its best to read exactly whats on the page, not inbetween the lines because thats what everyone else is trying to do.
    You'll need a clear analysis of the play and I advise to you PEEL paragraphs, since they work best for me.
    And also I advice not to retell the story since the examiners will already know it.
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    (Original post by _orca_)
    My teacher always says to try and think of points that nobody else has, I know it sounds really hard but with Shakespeare sometimes its best to read exactly whats on the page, not inbetween the lines because thats what everyone else is trying to do.
    You'll need a clear analysis of the play and I advise to you PEEL paragraphs, since they work best for me.
    Yes, thank you, we use that technique a lot and have just been introduced to PETAL paragraphs (Point Explanation Technique Analysis and Link.) I don't suppose you have any ideas that could start my thoughts?
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    Yes, thank you, we use that technique a lot and have just been introduced to PETAL paragraphs (Point Explanation Technique Analysis and Link.) I don't suppose you have any ideas that could start my thoughts?
    I'm doing Macbeth for my GCSE since I did R&J in Yr9. Although themes and motifs are a good way to start. In R&J theres only around 3 main ones, so love, conflict and family. I'd start there.
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    (Original post by _orca_)
    I'm doing Macbeth for my GCSE since I did R&J in Yr9. Although themes and motifs are a good way to start. In R&J theres only around 3 main ones, so love, conflict and family. I'd start there.
    thank you
 
 
 

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