GCSE: Drama

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  1. Marked by a teacher

    Throughout the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth together demonstrate how ambition can turn a loyal soldier into a bloodthirsty murderer

    5 star(s)

    This is a powerful and convincing evocation of a near-death experience. The language is very well controlled, with few lapses, and the scenes described so concisely are graphic and terrifying.…

    • Essay length: 1296 words
    • Submitted: 03/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 20/05/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
  2. Marked by a teacher

    Compare and contrast the images of love in: Act I Scene V, Act II Scene II and Act V Scene III

    5 star(s)

    This is a very careful, thorough piece of work. The writer has gone to great trouble to identify every incidence of love imagery in these three scenes and to examine…

    • Essay length: 3527 words
    • Submitted: 22/03/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 10/06/2013
  3. Marked by a teacher

    Is Iago The Perfect Villain?

    5 star(s)

    This response shows a very good understanding of the play and the character of Iago. The only thing that needs further consideration is the definition of the 'perfect villain'.

    • Essay length: 3541 words
    • Submitted: 01/05/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 24/06/2013
  4. Marked by a teacher

    How does Spielberg use a variety of cinematic techniques in Jaws to engage the audience?

    5 star(s)

    This is an excellently executed analysis that is well structured and effectively communicated. The scenes are analysed in depth and all of the director's important decisions are considered and explained.

    • Essay length: 2082 words
    • Submitted: 24/04/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 17/09/2013
  5. Marked by a teacher

    How does the character Sheila Birlings change in the play An Inspector Calls?

    5 star(s)

    Sheila's responses to the revelations brought by the Inspector are well documented and analysed here, with well-chosen and skillfully-managed references. The essay writer shows us how, in contrast to her…

    • Essay length: 1384 words
    • Submitted: 05/02/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 01/07/2013
  6. Marked by a teacher

    Personal Responce to Hamlet

    5 star(s)

    This is an excellent essay which shows a very good understanding of the text and context. The writer uses well selected quotes and generally integrates these effectively. The essay makes…

    • Essay length: 1062 words
    • Submitted: 21/03/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Karen Reader 03/04/2012
  7. Marked by a teacher

    How does Lady Macbeth change throughout the play, "Macbeth"?

    5 star(s)

    This is a very strong response and considers language, structure and form and how they are used to create certain effects. Consider also how the characters of Macbeth and Lady…

    • Essay length: 2283 words
    • Submitted: 16/01/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 23/07/2013
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    What is the Importance of Alfred Doolittle to Shaw's 'Pygmalion?'

    5 star(s)

    This is an excellent analytical essay that focuses on the question, ranges around the play and considers the contextual factors that influenced Shaw's writing and the way the play would…

    • Essay length: 949 words
    • Submitted: 12/11/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 10/04/2013
  9. Marked by a teacher

    The Gender Transformation of Caesar

    5 star(s)

    This is a top notch essay which easily attains - and goes beyond - top rating for GCSE work. It is detailed, knowledgeable, well researched and very perceptive, using sophisticated…

    • Essay length: 1750 words
    • Submitted: 20/02/2006
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Karen Reader 20/04/2012
  10. Marked by a teacher

    Describe the importance of Sheila's role in the play An inspector calls.

    5 star(s)

    An excellent piece of work that has been structured well and executed with a high level of skill. Very few errors and great communication of character means this piece would…

    • Essay length: 674 words
    • Submitted: 05/09/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 05/09/2013

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