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The Crucible

  • Course level: English Literature

Description

The Crucible is a set drama text for the 0475 IGCSE English Literature Exams in 2021. 

The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists.Miller was questioned by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.

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

Paper Marking

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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 essay questions in an insightful manner
  • Unique question-specific strategies
  • Exam techniques practiced through extensive question practice and personalised feedback
  • Time management strategies

Topic Areas

Extract-based Essay

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

General essays

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.