If you don’t have your own copy of the play, or are struggling to find key quotes online, the document below should have plenty of key quotes to get you started:
Blood Brothers High Utility Quotes
You could use this document in lots of ways. Here are some suggestions:
- Pick a character or theme. Make a list of 5-6 important quotes for that character or theme. Explain why they are important and analyse the language choices made by the writer.
- Take a past paper essay question (from here) and use the key quotes sheet to make an essay plan.
- Pick a key character and make a revision mind map using the key quotes provided.
- Create flash cards to help you learn key quotes. You should consider what the quotes mean, what language choices are present and how each quote links to wider themes of the novel.
- Practice writing full essays or paragraphs using these quotes as a starting point.
Here are a range of past papers you could attempt for Power and Conflict Poetry. Remember, these questions will be on the same paper as your Blood Brothers exam, English Literature Paper 2. For this question, you will be given one poem from the anthology which will be printed in the exam booklet. You will be asked to compare this poem with another from the anthology. You can choose the poem you think fits best with the question, but will have to discuss this poem from memory.
For more information and guidance about focussing your Power and Conflict poetry revision, please visit this post:
Power and Conflict Poetry Past Paper Questions:
Here are a range of past papers you could attempt for Romeo and Juliet. Remember, these questions will be on the same paper as your The Sign of the Four exam – English Literature Paper 1. For each question, you will be given an extract and be asked to discuss the extract and the whole text. You could be asked about a key theme, a particular character, or a mixture of both.
For more information and guidance about focussing your Romeo and Juliet revision, please visit this post:
Romeo and Juliet Past Paper Questions:
Blood Brothers is part of your English Literature Paper 2 exam, alongside your study of poetry. For the Blood Brothers section of the exam, you will not be given an extract from the play to start from. instead, you will be given a choice of two essay questions. You will need to choose the essay question you feel most confident about writing a good answer for.
The questions can be about a specific character, a specific theme, or link together a mixture of characters and themes. For more information on how to revise please click on this link:
Here are 10 different essay questions you could revise for and practice:
10 essays I could revise / plan / attempt:
- How does Russell use Edward and Mickey to present ideas about social class?
- How does Russell use the Narrator and other characters to explore ideas about fate and superstition?
- How does Russell use different characters to explore ideas about gender?
- How does Russell use the characters of Mr and Mrs Lyons to present ideas about social class?
- How does Russell use Mickey and Edward to explore ideas about identity?
- How does Russell present ideas about childhood and growing up in Blood Brothers?
- How does Russell present the importance of power and money in Blood Brothers?
- How does Russell use the characters of Mickey and Sammy to present ideas about crime?
- How does Russell use the characters of Linda and Mrs Johnstone to present ideas about gender?
- How does Russell use the characters of Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons to explore ideas about family?
Here are some language paper one style questions you can attempt. Remember to check the feedback you received from your mocks in school when answering questions.
Here are a range of past papers you could attempt for The Sign of the Four. Remember, these questions will be on the same paper as your Romeo and Juliet exam – English Literature Paper 1.
For more information and guidance about focussing your revision whilst revising The Sign of the Four, please visit this post:
Click on the links below to download and print seven different past papers.
Remember, you can get more hints, tips and advice from your English teacher or on Fridays after school.