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A GCSE English Literature Guide to Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black »

Chris Curtis | Monday December 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, Prose, The Woman in Black, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

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The Woman in Black – A Modern, or a ‘Victorian’ Ghost Story?

It is cold and dark outside; but it is Christmas and a family is gathered together telling ghost stories around a warm open fire; each is trying hard to surpass the others. Then, an individual tells a story that is truly frightening. Why? Because it’s real. In the exposition to her 1983 novel, recently filmed and starring Daniel Radcliffe for the big screen, Susan Hill...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Woman in Black Scheme »

| Thursday June 25, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Hot Entries, Prose, The Woman in Black, Writing, Prose Analysis

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How the Component is Assessed

Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper

Content Overview - Reading and responding to:

  • one Shakespeare play
  • one studied modern prose or drama text

This is a closed book examination. The texts will not be allowed...

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A GCSE Student’s Guide to The Woman in Black »

mandy_lloyd | Monday December 03, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, Hot Entries, Prose, The Woman in Black, Writing, Analytical Writing, Essays, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

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1. Introduction
2. Narrative Viewpoint
3. Structure
4. Social / Historical Context
5. Language
6. Top Ten Quotations
7. Exam Preparation
8. Using Quotations
9. Sample Exam Response


This short popular novel is a ghost story with gothic elements. The Woman in Black was originally published in 1983 and a successful cinema adaptation was produced in 2012 starring Daniel Radcliffe (directed by James Watkins with screenplay...

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