EDEXCEL A-level ENGLISH LITERATURE COURSEWORK

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Hello,

On September I am in year 13. During summer I decided to do my coursework for english literature. I already readed 2 books which I must compare and criticism, however I do not know how to start. I am doing coursework on Jane Eyre and Emma. My questions are:

- What should be included: structure, settings, meanings, symbols, effects on reader, quotes, criticism what else?
- What should I do to get an A ?
- I found similar points for both of the novels: position of men and women, wealth and status, marriage, mental health and physical health, religion.
- What should the title of my topic be: "Women in early 19th century" or "portayal of victorian society" or maybe something different?

I would be glad if someone could help me please
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Hello,

On September I am in year 13. During summer I decided to do my coursework for english literature. I already readed 2 books which I must compare and criticism, however I do not know how to start. I am doing coursework on Jane Eyre and Emma. My questions are:

- What should be included: structure, settings, meanings, symbols, effects on reader, quotes, criticism what else?
- What should I do to get an A ?
- I found similar points for both of the novels: position of men and women, wealth and status, marriage, mental health and physical health, religion.
- What should the title of my topic be: "Women in early 19th century" or "portayal of victorian society" or maybe something different?

I would be glad if someone could help me please
Hello Sad Student,

I'm not sure what the exact grade criteria is for you to get an A but sticking to the actual keywords 'COMPARE' and 'CRITICISE' is key. The two novels you have chosen are excellent in terms of having ideas to compare. You could compare and contrast the actual protagonists first, the themes flowing throughout the stories, the year/era in which the novels were written and even set and even how the authors compare to each other.
I would research the criticism both novels received when they were published.

Regarding the title, if you want to pick a single theme then you could call it ' (insert theme here) in Jane Eyre and Emma'
Or simply: A comparison between Jane Eyre and Emma. This way you can pick 3-4 themes and ideas to talk about in depth.
It all depends on your word limit.
Good Luck!
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I'm also working Edexcel English Lit coursework at the moment. If you have a look at the marking grid, it will give you descriptors for each grade. It is very similar to the Prose one, except a Level 5 on Prose is the same as a Level 4 on Coursework.
You may find that women is quite broad, and victorian society too context-heavy; the suggested word count is 3,500! But, ultimately, it should be a theme you find interesting as this will make it a lot easier to write, I would discuss with your teacher though. Having a quote in the title will help you to have something to bounce off of.
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I'm also working Edexcel English Lit coursework at the moment. If you have a look at the marking grid, it will give you descriptors for each grade. It is very similar to the Prose one, except a Level 5 on Prose is the same as a Level 4 on Coursework.
You may find that women is quite broad, and victorian society too context-heavy; the suggested word count is 3,500! But, ultimately, it should be a theme you find interesting as this will make it a lot easier to write, I would discuss with your teacher though. Having a quote in the title will help you to have something to bounce off of.
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