How to answer a 20-mark GCSE English Literature question? Watch

TheGame314
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Hey everyone

I've missed a few weeks of English class and I wasn't present when the teacher explained how to structure this type of answer. Is there a generalised mark scheme? Does anyone have advice on how to get the highest marks?

For context, we're studying Pride & Prejudice and I have to answer the following question:

How does Austen present Caroline Bingley in this extract?

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"When dinner was over, she returned directly to Jane, and Miss Bingley began abusing her as soon as she was out of the room. Her manners were pronounced to be very bad indeed, a mixture of pride and impertinence; she had no conversation, no style, no beauty. Mrs. Hurst thought the same, and added:"She has nothing, in short, to recommend her, but being an excellent walker. I shall never forget her appearance this morning. She really looked almost wild.""She did, indeed, Louisa. I could hardly keep my countenance. Very nonsensical to come at all! Why must SHE be scampering about the country, because her sister had a cold? Her hair, so untidy, so blowsy!""Yes, and her petticoat; I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown which had been let down to hide it not doing its office.""Your picture may be very exact, Louisa," said Bingley; "but this was all lost upon me. I thought Miss Elizabeth Bennet looked remarkably well when she came into the room this morning. Her dirty petticoat quite escaped my notice.""YOU observed it, Mr. Darcy, I am sure," said Miss Bingley; "and I am inclined to think that you would not wish to see YOUR sister make such an exhibition.""Certainly not.""To walk three miles, or four miles, or five miles, or whatever it is, above her ankles in dirt, and alone, quite alone! What could she mean by it? It seems to me to show an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country-town indifference to decorum.""It shows an affection for her sister that is very pleasing," said Bingley."I am afraid, Mr. Darcy," observed Miss Bingley in a half whisper, "that this adventure has rather affected your admiration of her fine eyes.""Not at all," he replied; "they were brightened by the exercise.""


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This looks like a part a for an Edexcel English literature question. Is it?
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Look at the mark scheme / exemplars on the Edexcel site; it helped me when I did GCSE Literature.
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