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Using our years of experience analysing, teaching and assessing English Literature in public examinations, we aim to develop students’ understanding of the subject and its key concepts, especially the choices writers make to deliver their stories.

If you have a test or a piece of coursework to complete, we can help you prepare for the toughest questions.

Our Approach

Most student guides take a linear approach to analysing the text and follow character arcs or a story’s progression. In order to prepare you for an examination or controlled assessment, we offer a question-orientated approach which focuses on meeting the core assessment objectives of English Literature. For each text, you will find:

  1. relevant concepts and subject-specific terminology;
  2. the methods writers use to deliver their stories and themes;
  3. the influence of context on the writing;
  4. links between images and themes, and
  5. alternative interpretations and a range of arguments.

Our summaries and insightful guides are organised into the succinct paragraphs which characterise the top mark bands examiners use to arrive at a final grade. You will also notice that language choices, including imagery, are explained in detail. This depth of understanding is essential for anyone who wants an A* at A Level.

If you are uncertain about a method, you can check out our definitions and examples of the most important techniques on our writers’ methods page. There are also worked examples of how to develop your response in our Essay Skills section. Even those familiar with the Point Example Explanation formula will find these guides beneficial.

Younger students can take advantage of our Language Skills exercises and improve the quality of their writing. These tasks focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar and would be useful for any KS3 classroom.

Finally, our blog contains ideas for teachers who are looking for classroom strategies to help their teaching and enable students take a more confident approach to their studies.

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If you are studying A Level of GCSE Media Studies, then visit Media-Studies.com for expert guides on the most important theories and theorists. There are detailed notes on approaches to understanding semiotics, audience and representation. You will also find information on coursework and the products selected for examination.

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We are dedicated to developing and broadening our resources. If you have any theories or queries, suggestions or corrections, please contact us with your ideas. We always appreciate your feedback.