Example Essay – Education and Social Class (Poems of the Decade)

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Here is another Poems of the Decade essay, this time on the question:

Explore the ways in which poets present the theme of education and social class in ‘Out of the Bag’ by Seamus Heaney and ‘Poetry’ by Tom Leonard

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‘Poetry’ was an unseen poem – it isn’t currently available online (that I can find), but you can read other poems by Tom Leonard on his website.

~Beth

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Sample Essay – Nature and Freedom

ESSAY – Nature and freedom

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Here is a sample essay I wrote on how the question…

Compare the methods both poets use to explore the universal theme of nature and freedom in The Furthest Distances I’ve travelled and one other poem

I decided to write about the poems ‘The Furthest Distances I’ve Travelled’ and ‘History’. Feel free to use as exemplar material.

My only target was to be a little more succinct. “Comprehensive analysis with effective comparisons throughout. Also, interesting choice of 2nd poem”

By Ella
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Pearson Example Essays – PROSE

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When it comes to writing essays, it can be really hard to know how to structure them because you cannot keep the style from GCSE, it’s just not complex and sophisticated enough. You may also not know how to write a great introduction or conclusion!

You may have noticed that there are a couple of A grade sample essays that we have been set by our teacher and put up on this blog to help you. But we know that not everyone is aiming for or will be able to write at A grade so Edexcel has provided a document with example essays which were awarded various grades/levels, which not enough students know about.

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Essay – The Dire Demise of Blanche Dubois

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‘Blanche’s demise is caused by her incapability to face the harsh reality of the changing face of America’ – responds to this comment and explore William’s dramatic presentation of Blanche.

A Streetcar Named Desire tells the tale where a woman is caught in a fatal inner contradiction, which suggests that she would function in another society but not this new society of America. William’s makes it evident that the demise of Blanche Dubois was a consequence of several significant events in her life as one discovers as the play progresses; however it is her incapability to come to terms with the harsh reality of the changing face of America, which is more prominent in the pivotal years after World War II. It is this which escalates the whole tragic process and it can be argued that the males of the play, in particular Stanley Kowalski, represent New America.

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Sample Essay – Blanche (A Streetcar Named Desire)

Blanche Essay

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Here is a sample essay I wrote on how the question…

‘Blanche’s demise is caused by her incapability to face the harsh reality of the changing face of America’

In light of this comment, explore Williams’ dramatic presentation of Blanche (48 marks)

If there’s anything that you personally would like or feel would benefit you, please just ask and we’ll try to do it, it helps with our revision too!

Ella

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Impact of Scientific Research – Frankenstein

ESSAY – Scientific Research

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Although in the real exam, the question will ask you to compare both of your chosen texts (for us, Frankenstein and The Handmaid’s Tale), we were just concentrating on Frankenstein in this essay. However it should help a lot for Frankenstein.

Here is a sample essay I wrote on how the question…

Explore the ways in which Shelley presents the impact of scientific research in Volume 1 of Frankenstein (36 marks)

Ella

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