GCSE 9-1 English Language and Literature here

KS3 & KS4 Catch Up

Blog Archive

Student Room

Useful Materials

Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme Lesson 18

Shane Richardson | Thursday August 08, 2019


Guide Navigation

  • Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme Lessons 1-17
  • Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme Lesson 18
  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack

Lesson Eighteen: Exam Style Question Preparation

This lesson focuses students on preparing for the exam style questions they will face on this paper. It asks them to take the knowledge from the text and be able to deploy it to achieve their examination targets. Further sample exam questions can be found in our Assessment Pack in Guide Navigation.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the lesson:

  • Students will understand the requirements of the exam and begin to write analytically and critically.

Starter Activity

Project the following question on the board which has been taken from Edexcel’s Sample Assessment Materials:

Macbeth – from act 2 Scene 2, lines 48 to 69
In this extract, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have a conversation, after Macbeth has murdered Duncan.

I’ll go no more:
I am afraid to think what I have done;
Look on’t again I dare not.

Infirm of purpose!
Give me the daggers! The sleeping and the dead
Are but as pictures: ‘tis the eye of childhood
That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed,
I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal,
For it must seem their guilt.
A knocking is heard.

Whence is that knocking? –
How is’t with me, when every noise appals me?
What hands are here? Ha! They pluck out mine eyes!
Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No – this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.


My hands are of your colour – but I shame
To wear a heart so white! (Knocking heard again)
I hear a knocking
At the south entry. Retire we to our chamber.
A little water clears us of this deed:
How easy is it then! Your constancy
Hath left you unattended....

Please subscribe or log in to access the rest of this resource (including associated media).

This website offers a wealth of enriched content to help you help your students with GCSE English Language and Literature. Please subscribe or log in to access this content.

The content of this site has been produced by teachers and examiners. Edusites have similar support sites for Film and Media called Edusites Film and Edusites Media.

If you would like more information about Edusites English, get in touch using the contact details below.

Kind regards, Richard Gent
Edusites Ltd

[email] admin@edusites.co.uk
[telephone] 01604 847689
[fax] 01604 843220