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1984

  • Course level: English Literature

Description

1984 is a set text for the 0475 IGCSE English Literature exams in 2021. 

Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-four as a warning after years of brooding on the twin menaces of Nazism and Stalinism. Its depiction of a state where daring to think differently is rewarded with torture, where people are monitored every second of the day, and where party propaganda trumps free speech and thought is a sobering reminder of the evils of unaccountable governments. Winston is the symbol of the values of civilized life, and his defeat is a poignant reminder of the vulnerability of such values in the midst of all-powerful states. 

This course is being taught as a group workshop during specific times of the academic year, in correlation to exam dates. 

Paper Marking

We also offer paper marking services for this course. Having your practice papers marked will help give you a clear idea of where and how to improve. Please click here to know more. 

What Will I Learn?

  • Make effective literature notes and mind maps
  • Understand genre specific literary devices
  • Explore effects created by the writer’s use of language devices and narrative style
  • Link ideas to the essay question in an insightful manner
  • Unique question-specific strategies
  • Exam techniques practiced through extensive question practice and personalised feedback
  • Time management strategies

Topic Areas For This Subject

Extract-based Essay

Personal Response
Characters, situations and themes
Authorial purpose and writer’s use of language
Ability to reference and quote from the text

General Essay

Ideal For

This course is designed for Grade 9 and 10 students who are studying the CIE IGCSE, Edexcel and GCSE curriculums and have this literature text as part of their exams.