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english lit gcse grade 9 structure

is there a certain structure that can (in some way) guarantee a 9 in gcse english lit? because while i assume layering analysis and including different interpretations and views is part of it, i’m wondering if anyone had a specific structure to achieve 9s!!!
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Original post by lc_007
is there a certain structure that can (in some way) guarantee a 9 in gcse english lit? because while i assume layering analysis and including different interpretations and views is part of it, i’m wondering if anyone had a specific structure to achieve 9s!!!

For me, it is more of a checklist :

1.

A great thesis statement (Mentions author, theme/character, text, critical verbs)

2.

Have a strong opening sentence for each paragraph, I sort my paragraphs into 6 as I do ACC, BB and Macbeth so I'll do Act 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Structure Paragraph or for BB I split it up into the ages

3.

Critical Verbs everywhere.

4.

Explain your interpretations thoroughly, if you are struggling with that use Because, but, so

5.

Have an alternative opinion, just for a few points because you don't want to spend too much time on one section

6.

Double up your adjectives

7.

Tentative Language, perhaps will be your best friend

8.

Talk about the effect on the reader and why the author did this (link to context)

Not every quotation requires all of this or you'll run out of time but I'd also recommend short quotations and then going into depth on a few, depending on your writing speed.

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