English Literature GCSE Unit 1 09/01/13 - WJEC

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Anyone else doing this exam?
Any tips on unseen poetry?

I'm doing To Kill a Mockingbird, any tips on that?

Feel free to discuss after the exam too!
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http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/mainguides/analysis.htm

Highly recommend having a read over this site, advice is pretty good!
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Thank you very much! Hopefully others will see this thread
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I'm doing Of Mice and Men, so no help there unfortunately but for the poetry, read a lot of poems and think about them, so it's almost second nature
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I'm doing Of Mice and Men, so no help there unfortunately but for the poetry, read a lot of poems and think about them, so it's almost second nature
Aah, poetry my biggest problem is writing everything in an hour :O
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Aah, poetry my biggest problem is writing everything in an hour :O
I know, for a two hour exam there is a great deal of writing to do :unimpressed: ! Depending on how well you do with "To Kill a Mockingbird" you might want to do the poetry first to make sure you finish it, then the 20 mark "To Kill a Mockingbird" question and then end with the 10 mark "To Kill a Mockingbird" question. Do the most difficult but (and the bits worth most marks) first.
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(Original post by SamSnow009)
I know, for a two hour exam there is a great deal of writing to do :unimpressed: ! Depending on how well you do with "To Kill a Mockingbird" you might want to do the poetry first to make sure you finish it, then the 20 mark "To Kill a Mockingbird" question and then end with the 10 mark "To Kill a Mockingbird" question. Do the most difficult but (and the bits worth most marks) first.
I was thinking do Mockingbird first because I can do that well (better) and finish poetry after...

Or read the poems then think about it while doing extract and essay...

Then go backto it
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(Original post by L'Evil Fish)
I was thinking do Mockingbird first because I can do that well (better) and finish poetry after...

Or read the poems then think about it while doing extract and essay...

Then go backto it
What ever works best for you, just make sure you manage your time properly. I've never been able to sit a Lit exam in one session (1 hour lessons) because the Fire Alarm went off half way through our mock! Made me realise how quickly time went when it went off after an hour and I was half way through the B/C question for Of Mice and Men!
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(Original post by SamSnow009)
What ever works best for you, just make sure you manage your time properly. I've never been able to sit a Lit exam in one session (1 hour lessons) because the Fire Alarm went off half way through our mock! Made me realise how quickly time went when it went off after an hour and I was half way through the B/C question for Of Mice and Men!
Oh wow... We've never practised any questions on Mockingbird... :eek3: not one essay!
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Oh wow... We've never practised any questions on Mockingbird... :eek3: not one essay!
For which character in To Kill A Mockingbird do you have the most sympathy and
why?
Write about:
• what happens to your chosen character;
• your chosen character’s relationships with other characters;
• the way your chosen character speaks and behaves;
• why you have the most sympathy for him or her. [20]
Or,
(c) Write about some events in To Kill a Mockingbird where children are important. In
your answer you should write about what happens and how children are important.
[20]

Last January's questions for you. Time yourself ect. to see if it's all OK
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Do you think it would be acceptable to use the word 'one' e.g. 'One can only imagine what will happen to Crooks when he has outlived his usefulness.' Instead of using 'I can only' or 'You can only'?
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(Original post by SamSnow009)
For which character in To Kill A Mockingbird do you have the most sympathy and
why?
Write about:
• what happens to your chosen character;
• your chosen character’s relationships with other characters;
• the way your chosen character speaks and behaves;
• why you have the most sympathy for him or her. [20]
Or,
(c) Write about some events in To Kill a Mockingbird where children are important. In
your answer you should write about what happens and how children are important.
[20]

Last January's questions for you. Time yourself ect. to see if it's all OK
I'd love that question! :eek: I would write about Mayella.

Thank You!
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(Original post by L'Evil Fish)
I'd love that question! :eek: I would write about Mayella.

Thank You!
Shame that it was last years question Hope you do well on Wednesday
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Shame that it was last years question Hope you do well on Wednesday
Some friends had this exam (they are on the other side of the year and so did lit first whereas we did lang) lucky buggers..

Thanks and you!

What's everyone supposed to get in this exam?
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I got almost full marks in the coursework, so I'll just ride through on that :hand:
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I got almost full marks in the coursework, so I'll just ride through on that :hand:
I haven't done coursework... So when I do that that should be full marks :/ or at least 38 (rather the minimum be 39)
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I'm doing this exam tomorrow how do I do unseen poems?
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I'm doing this exam tomorrow how do I do unseen poems?
I do:

Introduce both poems
Analyse Poem A in detail.
Analyse Poem B in detail.
Compare and contrast... (the similarities and differences)

Conclusion with personal response
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(Original post by L'Evil Fish)
I do:

Introduce both poems
Analyse Poem A in detail.
Analyse Poem B in detail.
Compare and contrast... (the similarities and differences)

Conclusion with personal response
Why not just analyse poem B whilst linking back to poem A? Saves time
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Why not just analyse poem B whilst linking back to poem A? Saves time
Sounds good... :eek: but shall I risk it now :eek4:
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