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Official WJEC English Literature GCSE Exams - 20th and 23rd May Watch

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    (Original post by Quantaˌ)
    My school's doing To Kill A Mockingbird...

    Where can you get essay questions? There's only two past papers on the WJEC website.
    I'm doing that!!! Any characters that might come up?

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    (Original post by THEMathlete)
    I'm doing that!!! Any characters that might come up?

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    I would revise all the main characters: Atticus, Jem, Scout, etc.

    I'm not sure what will come up, to be honest...
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    I have the Of Mice and Men and Poetry exam tomorrow! I have revised about 45/50 quotes however, I'm not sure who and what might come up. What are your predictions? Also for the poetry, if you don't understand two poems, how do you get through it? I'm predicted A's in the exams and I'm so nervous as I know I won't get it!
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    I was predicted A* for the English lit exams and also got A* for the English lit controlled assessment which is worth 25% of the grade There's no need to be worried! For the essays you just need to know an overall of the book and a few quotes (maybe 6 or 7), the examiners are not looking for a quote for every point as they understand students will be unable to memorize a whole book. For the poetry it comes down to your analyzing skills, go on google and search how to do this, I am sure it will be helpful
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    (Original post by Quantaˌ)
    I would revise all the main characters: Atticus, Jem, Scout, etc.

    I'm not sure what will come up, to be honest...
    Okay

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    do we need to do a personal response for the essays?
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    (Original post by krimz)
    http://www.wjec.co.uk/index.php?subj...l=7&list=paper - There's far more than 2 :P. I received most of the past papers from my school, maybe you should email your English teacher if you're desperate for some? What are your other two texts? I've got An Inspector Calls and About a Boy.
    Exact same as me!
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    (Original post by krimz)
    http://www.wjec.co.uk/index.php?subj...l=7&list=paper - There's far more than 2 :P. I received most of the past papers from my school, maybe you should email your English teacher if you're desperate for some? What are your other two texts? I've got An Inspector Calls and About a Boy.
    The other two texts are A View From A Bridge and Lord of The Flies.

    There's only two papers on the website: I'm only doing English 1 Unit 1 and English 2 Unit 2B. So, only two papers for the first unit. I've emailed my teacher but they haven't replied. I doubt they check their emails on the weekend...
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    I have my English Literature Poetry exam tomorrow, and I have been revising as many poems and techniques as I can, but would just like some more advice on which poems have a more likelihood of coming up (this is for the higher paper tomorrow) thanks (:


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    (Original post by yazzieee)
    I have my English Literature Poetry exam tomorrow, and I have been revising as many poems and techniques as I can, but would just like some more advice on which poems have a more likelihood of coming up (this is for the higher paper tomorrow) thanks (:


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    No-one has any idea- that's why it's unseen poetry. All you can do is revise techniques...
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    Am I the only one who hasn't done any revision on this? haha i'm doing OMAM & Unseen Poetry on Monday then on Thursday History Boys and A Christmas Carol. Ohh well i'll just memorise some quotes now for OMAM, all you have to do in poetry is make some ridiculous statements that the poet clearly didn't mean and back it up with some quotes from the text.
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    (Original post by salimm_)
    I have the Of Mice and Men and Poetry exam tomorrow! I have revised about 45/50 quotes however, I'm not sure who and what might come up. What are your predictions? Also for the poetry, if you don't understand two poems, how do you get through it? I'm predicted A's in the exams and I'm so nervous as I know I won't get it!
    For poetry go on bbc bitesize it helps on what you should write about in the poetry bit
    Of mice and men: it's unpredictable any character could as slim came up last year


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    (Original post by gothmog827)
    do we need to do a personal response for the essays?
    No you never give your opinion unless asked 'what do you think' or something similar but if it doesn't say that then don't!!


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    (Original post by yazzieee)
    I have my English Literature Poetry exam tomorrow, and I have been revising as many poems and techniques as I can, but would just like some more advice on which poems have a more likelihood of coming up (this is for the higher paper tomorrow) thanks (:


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    It's not predictable so just revise the techniques


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    Does anybody know the rough grade boundaries for each paper? I can't find them anywhere.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Exact same as me!
    How are you planning about revising About a Boy?! There's literally no revision guides, plans, essays, summaries or analysis. I'm not even sure of the themes! There's only one past paper on it too. I'm guessing seeing as though it's such a huge book, I might as well just concentrate on the three characters Will, Fiona and Marcus and do the character question for the essay.
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    (Original post by krimz)
    How are you planning about revising About a Boy?! There's literally no revision guides, plans, essays, summaries or analysis. I'm not even sure of the themes! There's only one past paper on it too. I'm guessing seeing as though it's such a huge book, I might as well just concentrate on the three characters Will, Fiona and Marcus and do the character question for the essay.
    No idea

    We haven't done anything... Properly... At all I hate English!!! :cry2:

    Themes... Mental health? Responsibility? No idea...

    I'm screwed for this even An Inspector Calls, our teacher is useless
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    "For poetry go on bbc bitesize it helps on what you should write about in the poetry bit
    Of mice and men: it's unpredictable any character could as slim came up last year"


    Oh right okay, thank you! I got 39/40 in my coursework so I need high B's, low A's to get an A overall, hopefully that shall be easy.
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    Does anybody know the rough grade boundaries for each paper? I can't find them anywhere.
    The grade boundaries have been changed this year as 7% of the marks is towards SPaG


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    (Original post by salimm_)
    "For poetry go on bbc bitesize it helps on what you should write about in the poetry bit
    Of mice and men: it's unpredictable any character could as slim came up last year"


    Oh right okay, thank you! I got 39/40 in my coursework so I need high B's, low A's to get an A overall, hopefully that shall be easy.
    It's alright


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