(Original post by TheStudent.)
I'm an A2 student, and i've got to say, its great you've started your revision early! I remember cramming a week before the exam
trying to get all my notes together .. still got a B though
I would advise you to pay close attention to the mark scheme when you're revising. You can satisfy A01 by writing as many essays as possible
hand them into your teacher
If you've got two english teachers (i do), try to give them an equal number of essays lol. One of my teachers had a go at me for never handing him essays
suprising to say the least!
A02 is concerned with language analysis. I'm notttttt particularly sure about going into detail on each key theme. To be completely honest with you, I don't think you need to do that at all
symbols are fine...
If you're with AQA, spec B, then you'll find that Section A little a) questions are usually worded as, "How does [author name] tell the story in chapter x / poem x". So talking about 1 underlying key
theme, and explaining how thats used to tell the story, is relevant - talking about more than 1 verges on irrelevant/repetition. Themes aren't the only means of telling a story.
So.. obviously revise in a way that suits you!, but maybe look at each chapter in turn and devise a table consisting of each aspect of narrative, and write how they're used to tell the story + key quotes that include a literary technique.. like syntax, juxtaposition, pathetic falacy, ellipsis - anything
For the poems maybe look at their structure, rhyming pattern, lack of female voice (in Ulysses)...
Revising early can only be a good thing!