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Providing top grade (Grade 9/A*) standard essays and revision materials for both GCSE and A-level, in particular English Literature and History. Currently studying at Durham University, I have 11 GCSEs at Grade 9 and 3A*s in my A-levels - hopefully my resources can help you to experience similar success!

Providing top grade (Grade 9/A*) standard essays and revision materials for both GCSE and A-level, in particular English Literature and History. Currently studying at Durham University, I have 11 GCSEs at Grade 9 and 3A*s in my A-levels - hopefully my resources can help you to experience similar success!
A Christmas Carol - Grade 9 Essay on Social Responsibility
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A Christmas Carol - Grade 9 Essay on Social Responsibility

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Full mark essay written on the theme of social responsibility in ‘A Christmas Carol’. Extract discussed is taken from the end of Stave 3, during which the reader is introduced to Ignorance and Want. This is my own essay written during my GCSE English Literature course (AQA), for which I achieved a Grade 9 in 2018. I have 11 Grade 9 GCSEs in total and have been predicted 3 A* in my A-levels, including English Literature. Please feel free to explore my resources for other topics and subjects!
Twelfth Night A-Level Revision - Characters and Themes
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Twelfth Night A-Level Revision - Characters and Themes

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Revision document produced by an A* English Literature A-level student containing key quotations, written analysis, critic quotes and production notes for EVERY character and theme in Twelfth Night. This will save a student from countless hours of researching which could instead be used for practising essay skills etc. In technical terms, this covers AO1, AO2, and AO5 and was designed with Paper 1 of the OCR English Literature A-level exam in mind, but may prove useful for other exam boards. The tables for each theme/character are split into three columns: AO1+2, AO5 (critics) and AO5 (production). The content in the second and third columns is designed to line up with the relevant quotations in the first column e.g. Viola’s “barful strife” would link to her being a “paragon of feminine virtue” (Cash) and is demonstrated by the Carroll 2012 production. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful!
GSCE English Language Paper 1 - Grade 9 Answers & Questions
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GSCE English Language Paper 1 - Grade 9 Answers & Questions

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Grade 9 model answers to section A of GCSE English Language Paper 1 (AQA), responding to an extract taken from ‘Jaws’ by Peter Benchley. This resource includes: the extract, with relevant quotes highlighted one four mark question two eight mark questions (language and structure) one twenty mark question model answers for each question The resource does not include Section B (question five), which would ask students to write a description or narrative account relevant to the themes of the extract. I have 3 A* in my A-levels and 11 GCSEs at Grade 9 - please leave a review if you found this essay helpful and check out my other resources!
Power and Conflict Grade 9 Essays
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Power and Conflict Grade 9 Essays

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Bundle of six Grade 9 exemplar essays covering over half (10/15) of the poems included in the AQA ‘Power and Conflict’ anthology for GCSE English Literature. These all were awarded full marks by teacher experienced in marking for the AQA exam board and were written by myself as revision for GCSE English Literature, for which I achieved a Grade 9.
Grade 9 Power and Conflict Essay - My Last Duchess and Ozymandias
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Grade 9 Power and Conflict Essay - My Last Duchess and Ozymandias

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Full marks essay comparing the poems ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Ozymandias’ on the theme of human power. These poems can be found in the ‘Power and Conflict’ poetry anthology for AQA GCSE English Literature. This essay was written as revision for my English Literature GCSE in 2018, for which I achieved a Grade 9. I have 11 GCSEs at Grade 9 and am predicted 3 A* at A-level, including English Literature. I will be attending Durham University in autumn 2021. Please feel free to check out my resources for other topics and subjects!
The Emigrée and Remains - Grade 9 Essay (Power and Conflict)
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The Emigrée and Remains - Grade 9 Essay (Power and Conflict)

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Full mark essay comparing the power of memory in the poems ‘The Emigrée’ and ‘Remains’. These poems are located in the AQA GCSE English Literature poetry anthology ‘Power and Conflict’. This essay was written as revision for my English Literature GCSE, for which I achieved a Grade 9. I have 11 GCSEs at Grade 9 and am predicted 3 A* in my A-levels, including English Literature. I will be attending Durham University in autumn 2021. Please feel free to check out my other resources!
Kamikaze and War Photographer - Grade 9 Essay (Power and Conflict)
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Kamikaze and War Photographer - Grade 9 Essay (Power and Conflict)

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Full mark essay comparing the poems ‘Kamikaze’ and ‘War Photographer’ on the theme of inner conflict. These poems can be found in the AQA GCSE English Literature poetry anthology ‘Power and Conflict’. This essay was written as revision for my English Literature GCSE for which I achieved a Grade 9. I have 11 GCSEs at Grade 9 and am predicted 3 A* in my A-levels, including English Literature. Please feel free to check out my resources for other subjects and topics!
A Doll's House Revision Grid - Key Themes
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A Doll's House Revision Grid - Key Themes

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Revision document produced by an A* English Literature A-level student containing key quotes, relevant context, production notes and critic quotes for every theme in ‘A Doll’s House’. This will save a student from countless hours of researching which could instead be used for practising essay skills etc. In technical terms, this covers AO1, AO3, and AO5 and was designed with Paper 1 of the OCR English Literature A-level exam in mind, but may prove useful for other exam boards. The tables for each theme are split into three columns (AO1, AO3 and AO5) and provide space for students to add their own notes. The resource also explores the importance of genre at the beginning. Please leave a review if you found this helpful!
Poppies and Remains - Grade 9 Essay (Power and Conflict)
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Poppies and Remains - Grade 9 Essay (Power and Conflict)

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Full mark essay comparing types of conflict in the poems ‘Poppies’ and ‘Remains’. These poems can be found in the AQA GCSE English Literature poetry anthology ‘Power and Conflict’. This essay was written as revision for my GCSE in English Literature, for which I achieved a Grade 9. I have 11 GCSEs at Grade 9 and am predicted 3 A* at A-level, including English Literature. I will be attending Durham University from autumn 2021. Please feel free to check out my other resources!
A* Tudor History Essay -Cultural Transformation 1509-88
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A* Tudor History Essay -Cultural Transformation 1509-88

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A* essay produced by a Tudor History A-level student, addressing the question ‘How accurate is it to say that, in the years 1509-88, a cultural transformation took place?’. This was written as revision for Edexcel Tudor History A-level, Option 1B: England 1509– 1603: authority, nation and religion and covers the Reformation, patronage, and the growth of grammar schools among many other factors. I have 3A* in my A -levels and 11 GCSEs at Grade 9. Please feel free to check out my other resources and leave a review if you found this helpful.
1984 A-level Revision Grid - Key Themes
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1984 A-level Revision Grid - Key Themes

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Revision document produced by an A* English Literature A-level student containing key quotes, relevant historical and literary context, and critic quotes for every theme in ‘1984’. This will save a student from countless hours of researching which could instead be used for practising essay skills etc. In technical terms, this covers AO1, AO3, and AO5 and was designed with Paper 2 of the OCR English Literature A-level exam in mind, but may prove useful for other exam boards. Depending on the theme, the tables are split into three or four columns (AO1, AO3 historical, AO3 literary and AO5) and provide space for students to add their own notes. It isn’t perfect, but this helped me to achieve an A* in my final exams and is an extremely useful springboard for students starting revision and making their own materials. Please leave a review if you found this helpful!
The Handmaid's Tale Revision Grid - Key Themes
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The Handmaid's Tale Revision Grid - Key Themes

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Revision document produced by an A* English Literature A-level student containing key quotes, relevant historical and literary context, and critic quotes for every theme in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. This will save a student from countless hours of researching which could instead be used for practising essay skills etc. In technical terms, this covers AO1, AO3, and AO5 and was designed with Paper 2 of the OCR English Literature A-level exam in mind, but may prove useful for other exam boards. The tables are split into four columns (AO1, AO3 historical, AO3 literary and AO5) and provide space for students to add their own notes. It isn’t quite perfect, but this helped me to achieve an A* in my final exams and is an extremely useful springboard for students starting revision and making their own materials. Please leave a review if you found this helpful!
London and Checking Out Me History - Grade 9 Essay (Power and Conflict)
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London and Checking Out Me History - Grade 9 Essay (Power and Conflict)

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Full mark essay comparing the power of oppression in the poems ‘London’ and ‘Checking Out Me History’. These poems can be found in the AQA GCSE English Literature poetry anthology ‘Power and Conflict’. This essay was written as revision for my GCSE in English Literature, for which I achieved a Grade 9. I have 11 GCSEs at Grade 9 and am predicted 3 A* at A-level, including English Literature. I will be studying at Durham University from autumn 2021. Please feel free to check out my other resources!
A* A-level History Essay on Hobbes, Locke and Witchcraft
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A* A-level History Essay on Hobbes, Locke and Witchcraft

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A* Tudor History essay addressing the question ‘How significant were the writings of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke in the process of undermining the belief in magic and witchcraft in the years c1580–c1750?’ This was written as revision for Edexcel Tudor History A-Level, Paper 3: the witch-craze in Britain, Europe and North America 1580-1750. I have 3A* in my A -levels and have 11 GCSEs at Grade 9. Please feel free to check out my other resources!
A* A-level History Essay - the Pendle Swindle and Growth of Scepticism
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A* A-level History Essay - the Pendle Swindle and Growth of Scepticism

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A* History essay addressing the question ‘How far do you agree that the Pendle Swindle of 1634 was the most significant development in the growth of scepticism in the years c1580–c1750?’ This was produced as revision for Edexcel Tudor History A-Level, Paper 3: the witch-craze in Britain, Europe and North America 1580-1750. I have 3A* in my A -levels and 11 GCSEs at Grade 9. Please feel free to check out my other resources!
A* A-level History Essay Plan - Spread and Survival of Lutheranism
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A* A-level History Essay Plan - Spread and Survival of Lutheranism

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Detailed essay plan produced by an A* student in response to the questions: ‘How significant was the Schmalkaldic League in the spread of Lutheranism in the years 1531-47?’ ‘‘The survival and spread of Lutheranism in Germany, in the years 1521–55, owed more to the support of the German princes than to Charles V’s inability to oppose it effectively.’ How far do you agree with this statement?’ ‘‘The papacy’s failure to respond effectively was the most important reason for the in the years 1521-55.’ How far do you agree with this statement?’ This was written as revision for topic four of Edexcel Tudor History A-level paper 2, Option 2B.1: Luther and the German Reformation, c1515-1555, and covers the significance of the Schmalkaldic League, the support of the German princes and the papacy’s failure to respond effectively to Lutheranism. I achieved 3A* in my A -levels and have 11 GCSEs at Grade 9. Please feel free to check out my other resources and leave a review!
A* A-level History Essay - Demon Drummer of Tedworth and Witchcraft
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A* A-level History Essay - Demon Drummer of Tedworth and Witchcraft

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A* History essay addressing the question ‘How far can the case of the Demon Drummer of Tedworth of 1662 be regarded as the key turning point in changing attitudes to witchcraft in Britain in the years c1580-1750?’ This was produced as revision for Edexcel Tudor History A-Level, Paper 3: the witch-craze in Britain, Europe and North America 1580-1750. I have 3A* in my A -levels and 11 GCSEs at Grade 9. Please feel free to check out my other resources!
Parental Relationships - Romeo and Juliet
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Parental Relationships - Romeo and Juliet

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Mindmap created by a Grade 9 Student on the theme of parental relationships in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, containing key quotes and analysis. This was the exam question for AQA in 2018 so will be useful for preparation for mock exams.