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1 Knowledge

Demonstrate an understanding of relevant social and/or historical contexts of a specified text.

To unlock this achievement, you need to demonstrate that you have gained knowledge of an element of the social or historical context that surrounds a specified text. You need to explain how that knowledge has helped you gain an insight into a literary element of that text, such as:

  • Character
  • Setting
  • Theme
  • Genre
  • Plot


  1. Conduct research into at least three relevant social or historical aspects of the specified text.
  2. Explain how the research you have undertaken can be/has been used to logically enhance your understanding of a literary element in the specified text.
  3. Provide citations for the research you have conducted. 


This badge could be unlocked in a variety of contexts, for example:

  • A text study in English
  • The examination of an article or documentary in Humanities
  • The exploration of a play in Drama

The knowledge could be demonstrated in either a written or verbal capacity. It could be completed as a stand-alone task or as part of a wider learning opportunity.



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