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Julius Caesar Study Guide

Updated for the new 2013 GCSE specifications

Includes original character and scene illustrations

"Very informed, rich in content, and user friendly with enough guidance to be used as self-study guide."
R Getty, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer


"Enhances learning mainly because it deals with a complex text but explores the significant areas of the text in a user-friendly way."
R Getty, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer


With integrated 'Literary Heritage' notes


  • Specific sections to fulfil the requirements of each exam board
  • Comprehensive notes and tasks throughout to support learning, test knowledge and help with revision
  • Fully cross-referenced to the Assessment Objectives
  • Sample AQA exam questions and sample controlled assessment tasks for all exam boards

For each exam board the mode of assessment is considered and specific material for this is included.

Know the play
  • Plot overview
  • Character summaries
  • Analysis of major characters
Know more
  • Themes
  • Historical and social contexts
  • Language, imagery, symbolism and structure

This guide adheres to the requirements of the new specifications for GCSE Literature. The summary grid below indicates which units allow for the study of this text and the methods of assessment.

  English Literature English Language English
AQA Unit 3: The Significance of Shakespeare and the English Literary Heritage Unit 4: Section A — Shakespeare Unit 3a: Understanding spoken & written texts and writing creatively — Part A (extended reading) Unit 3a: Understanding creative texts (literary reading)
Optional text for controlled assessment. One of five Shakespeare texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment. Optional text for controlled assessment.
Edexcel Unit 1: Understanding Different Cultures    
Optional text for controlled assessment.
OCR Unit 1: Literary Heritage Linked Texts: Shakespeare and Film/Audio Unit 1: Extended Literary Text and Imaginative Writing Unit 1: Reading Literary Texts — Shakespeare
One of four Shakespeare texts prescribed for controlled assessment. Optional text for controlled assessment.* Optional text for controlled assessment.*
WJEC   Unit 3: Literary reading & creative writing — studying written language(extended literary text) Unit 3: English in the world of the imagination - Reading (literary heritage poetry and Shakespeare)
Optional text for controlled assessment. Optional text for controlled assessment.

*For OCR Language and English, centres can either choose from the prescribed texts (Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar) or they can choose their own text.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3735)
'It was excellent in many ways — the notes are clear, detailed and well informed and stimulating for anyone preparing the text to teach for the first time or reacquainting themselves with it. I particularly liked the clarity and detail — this is the work of a very good writer with a genuine understanding of the play as a work of literature and as the product of both its cultural context and of that culture’s perspectives on the historical events the play centres around. It enhances learning by providing a wealth of useful background for teachers. There are also some very good ideas for how to frame questions based on the play for the new GCSE specifications of the various boards. Would I purchase this resource? Yes — and I know the play well! The material is useful and well-organised and the board-specific ideas very helpful.' G Davies, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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