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Animal Farm: York Notes for GCSE [Paperback]

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18 May 2011 1408270021 978-1408270028 1

Everything you need to know, do and say to get the grade you want!

Now in full colour, updated for the new GCSE and available in a new, student-friendly size, York Notes for GCSE is now easier to use, easier to read so it’s easier than ever to get top marks.

Written by examiners and teachers to give you an expert understanding of the text you’re studying, York Notes has the most in-depth coverage and analysis of everything from themes and contexts to characters, plots and language. You’ll get the low-down on everything you’ll need to demonstrate how well you understand the text and write the best essays.

There are sample answers, essay plans and specialist guidance on understanding the questions you’ll be asked in an exam, together with an array of handy quotes, checklists, study tips, grade boosters and revision activities to help you learn, revise efficiently and remember everything you’ll need to write the very best answers.

It’s the ultimate guide to revision and exam success.

For over 25 years, York Notes has been helping GCSE students just like you achieve the very best grade they can in their exam. So if you’re looking for straightforward, easy-to-use advice on how to boost your grades to the next level, York Notes for GCSE is the only guide you’re going to need.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (18 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408270021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408270028
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but lacked depth 20 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought this for GCSE English lit. Had the history of the novel which was useful and well ordered. Reasonable detail on Russian revolution and how it related to the story but contained no real high level creative analysis.Dealt with the more obvious analysis & good for character analysis
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff 20 May 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
this books really useful to have if your studying animal farm. it includes quick and easy to remember summaries for each chapter as well as more detailed descriptions of each event in the book. it highlights useful quotations that will help you to earn high marks in the exam. the book begins with an introduction 'setting the background'. here it lists the events in animal farm and compares them to the events in the soviet union which really help to give an overall understanding of the book and what it means. further on in the book you can find character studies of each character in the book helping you to remember and really understand the purpose of each of them. the book also gives tips on how to improve your grade eg, how to use quotations. this book is overall very useful and i would recommend it to anyone.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Animal Farm/guidance notes 23 Dec 2011
By sukies
Format:Paperback
Was immensly helpful for daughters Animal Farm book review. Filled with other relevant information for the student. Easy to understand. Excellent!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good to help break it down. 16 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback
I bought this after deciding to write a critical essay based on the novel. It has plenty information on the book and its parody, also a nice break down of the characters as well as each chapter.
If you are struggling to understand the novel don't buy this as a quick fix, it is not! You still have to be able to understand the tools Orwell has used and why. The book will not write the essay for you. What it does do really well is keeps you focused. I'm dyslexic and very forgetful, so English is a bit of a challenge at times, but this book gave me gentle reminders about key point within the novel which really helped keep me on track. If you want to go down the boring route and just discuss the parody between it and the events of the Russian Revolution then this is also pretty helpful.
(My advice though would be to look at it from another angel, remember the markers have probably read the whole Russian Revolution parody discussion a thousand times or more.)Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Penguin Modern Classics)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful Book ! 28 Sep 2011
By jobber
Format:Paperback
Great help in helping understand a difficult concept book, recommended ! Bought for my son who is studying this at school.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying 5 Jun 2014
By Lynne
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good book. Used for exam study. Examiners tips very helpful. Would recommend to anyone wanting to supplement study. Clear and concise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect tool for GCSE 3 Mar 2014
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This book is ideal to help one to analyse fully Animal farm and essential to get full grade at GCSE
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eva Ní Dhoibhilin 6 Jan 2014
By Sam
Format:Kindle Edition
I think it's a great for teaching independence and that anyone can have independence(even animals)!!! It was my first George Orwell book (although I am just nine)!I have to say the way George Orwell described the Characters was unbelievable!!!!!!! I also love poetry and I liked the short poem in it.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Delivered quickly and an invaluable source for those taking their GCSE's
Published 25 days ago by Mrs G. Ralston
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
.Superb thanks
Published 29 days ago by Mr. G. P. Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
helped my daughter for gcse
Published 1 month ago by karen evans
1.0 out of 5 stars disliked
U didn't actually get to read the book it was just notes which I didn't like I wanted to read it
Published 3 months ago by billcstumpy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Many thanks, just perfect. fits the bill perfectly. will shop again. do not like being forced to write so much

EA BOYLE
Published 11 months ago by E. Boyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful
My son is finding this book really helpful as he studies for his National 5 exams next year in Scotland!
Published 13 months ago by Roddy
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful guide - better than some
I like the York notes, they are simple and informative, laid out well. Also they don't have the funny haha rubbish that other guides have to appeal to the yoooth market (which are... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
Fantastic book for giving that extra help and background information for anyone wanting to get additional marks on their GCSE English
Published 16 months ago by cdigance
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
This is simple and easy to follow. Item well wrapped and dispatched very quickly..attractive to read and easily readable. highly recommended
Published 17 months ago by wee munki
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Swift and efficient service. Just in time for gcse revision. Great book, has really helped me to get an understanding of animal farm. Easy to use and follow. Read more
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