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    Just wondering but would it be better to leave 5 minutes at the end to go through and check your work? Or would it be better to continue to write more paragraphs/detail (because aren't there a very few number of marks allocated for spelling and grammar) ?
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    (Original post by Instinct01)
    Haha typing error, yeah right... more like you thought 'unaccurate' was actually a word. And no, putting the comma before 'unaccurate' was wrong - just as it is here:

    I am not going to stop helping other students, that would like to recieve help from me.

    It's receive and not recieve - and why don't you use the summer exams for the year 10s instead of the January ones, which you probably should have used already.
    Hi,

    Yes, that is wrong - sorry!

    The incorrect spelling of receive was an accident! As a department, we have decided to use the January 2013 exams, which is not going to change for you!

    Like I've said before you can contact my school, if you don't believe I'm a teacher.

    Mr Derby.
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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    Hey...

    Suggestion:

    Start sticking resources on the first post??

    ive got a lot of OMAM stuff

    ive attached it all in a ZIP

    there should be :

    - About 15/16 essays in total
    - A 36/36 essay for OMAM jan 2013 paper
    - 3 Sets of revision guides
    - 4/5 files on context and stuff

    and there is an example language paper on there as well
    - 73/80 - language paper
    oh its only 4 mb....

    here is the link :

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9fw2vhxau...20-%20FULL.zip


    oh and i dont really own any of the items on the attched link .... i just found them online

    but the majority are teachers resources so they sort of put it online for free for people to use
    as students are people..we should use

    i have attached the majority here though if you want...


    hope that helps

    ryan
    Thank you so much.
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    (Original post by Instinct01)
    Haha typing error, yeah right... more like you thought 'unaccurate' was actually a word. And no, putting the comma before 'unaccurate' was wrong - just as it is here:

    I am not going to stop helping other students, that would like to recieve help from me.

    It's receive and not recieve - and why don't you use the summer exams for the year 10s instead of the January ones, which you probably should have used already.
    my essays were marked

    ryan
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    Arthur Birling says, ‘If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward, wouldn’t it?’
    How does Priestley present ideas about responsibility in An Inspector Calls? (30 marks)
    Priestley cleverly uses the contrasting personalities of all of the characters in the Birling family along with the socialist Inspector who is a mouthpiece for Priestley’s view in the morality play. The inspector is seemingly the most responsible in his ideas, as we can see by the connotations of his speech as well as his judgement of the Birling family. He also offers supernatural themes to this otherwise normal play. Priestley sets the scene within the Birling household of a rich family who are very self- satisfied and somewhat ignorant sitting at the table discussing future prospects with the family.

    Priestley conveys his own personal ideas about the social class system within the play through Inspector Goole, who could be seen as a mouthpiece for Priestley’s opinion in the play. In act one of the play the Inspector is introduced as someone who ‘creates at once an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness’ This suggests that the inspector is very wise and ‘purposefulness’ can imply that the Inspector knows what his duty is in terms of interrogating the Birling family and also he has a strong sense of social responsibility. Following this, when offered whisky the Inspector immediately emphasises the fact that he is ‘on duty’. This conveys to the audience that the inspector knows what his responsibility is at that point in time and whatever is a distraction is not important to him whatsoever. The Inspector is also portrayed as a moral being who realises that the Birling family’s contribution to Eva’s death was unethical and also due to a lack of social responsibility, in the sense that all of the wrongdoings to Eva also known as Daisy Renton were an equal contribution of their abuse of social authority. The Inspector says “we are members of one body.” This is biblical language that would have been preached by Jesus Christ in the bible, who knew not to do wrong, and had a very strong sense of responsibility. As well as this the Inspector clearly states later in the play that each of the Birling family ‘helped to kill her’. This shows that Priestley believed the Inspector to be the most responsible and morally enlightened character and as a result used him as a mouthpiece of his own views, because he realised that it was through the multi contribution of social abuse and the idea of social hierarchy was what lead to Eva committing suicide.

    Linking in with this, Birling has a completely contrasting identity in this play in comparison with the Inspector and seems to lack social awareness, which is conveyed through the use of dramatic irony. In act one, Birling states that the Titanic is ‘absolutely unsinkable’, which of course the audience knows will already take place. Birling’s rich status is clearly a key contribution to lack of social awareness because he believes that life is as perfect as it is for his family for everyone, which is not the case whatsoever. This shows a lack of responsibility because it is evident that Birling does not know the extremes of life in terms of poverty and suffering and as a result he believes that nothing bad can come of the Titanic sailing just because it is built with a lot of money. As well as this, Birling shows a clear lack of social responsibility because he refuses to take any blame for Eva smith’s death. This takes place when he refers to Eva as a ‘wretched girl’. By calling Eva ‘wretched’ this portrays connotations of ignorance to the audience because Birling does not show any remorse even though he knows Eva has died and still makes it clear that he considers her a nuisance that deserved to be fired from his works. Birling may be a mouthpiece of some ignorant people who are at the top of society who refuse to take responsibility for the possible harm they may be causing to those lower down in the social class system such as Eva. The stage direction of ‘still angrily’ shows that instead of taking responsibility for his actions, Mr Birling is instead reacting aggressively and refusing to accept the fact that he contributed to Eva’s death in any way.

    However, Priestley does portray some aspects of the Birling family in a good light with the younger generation. He paints the image of a bright future in the absence of the abusing of social class with the reformation of Sheila throughout the play. This is done through the use of the stage direction ‘miserably’ to convey Sheila’s reaction vividly to the audience. ‘Miserably’ shows to the audience that Sheila is clearly showing remorse for what how she had treated to Eva and clearly contributed to her death and is willing to take responsibility for her actions and move forward positively. Another clear connotation of Sheila thinking about others apart from the family is where she asks the question ‘So I’m really responsible?’ This is a personal question that makes it seem as if Sheila is actually asking herself this, which shows that she is pondering deeply about what she did and how she practiced the idea of social responsibility in the past. In this way Sheila could move on and amend her past mistake by focusing on not abusing her social class in the future, in this way she develops a very strong relationship with the Inspector. Priestley could be implying here that the younger audience viewing the play were supposed to act in the same way as Sheila and really take in to account social responsibility to create a better future.

    In conclusion, Priestley conveys ideas about responsibility positively in the form of Sheila and the Inspector but also negatively in the form of Mr Birling, who refuses to accept any responsibility for what he has done. Priestley does this through his effective use of language and also stage directions in the play to convey a clear image to the audience on how the character is feeling and reacting to the various testing situations in the play.


    Can anyone help and tell me roughly what band they think this would be? thanks
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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    my essays were marked

    ryan
    Wow, you really are gullible aren't you?! Read any of my posts and you shall see how atrocious the grammar of this 'A-level English teacher' really is. Equally you do realise that by he/she marking your work the possbility of this being a bait-and-switch or the seeking of others' essays for ideas is not negated, don't you?
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    Really struggling to get over the B/A boundary line, any help and links to revision materials would be much appreciated

    I am really good at the controlled assessments, it's just in an exam, I have limited time on any question and can't structure my response well. Is it better to provide a few solid, well-written points or try to write as many as possible, regardless if your structure is messed up a bit???
    I am doing Of Mice and Men and Inspector Calls in Unit 1, Unit 2 I have Conflicts cluster of the Anthology!

    Thanks to anyone who links me to some revision sources, so nervous for this exam, Eng Lit is the one exam I am dreading....


    For Mice and Men, this revision source is quite good:

    http://www.haverstock.camden.sch.uk/...ss%20notes.pdf
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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    my essays were marked

    ryan
    What marks did you get?
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    (Original post by Sweaty)
    [B][U]

    Can anyone help and tell me roughly what band they think this would be? thanks
    I am by far an english teacher, but if you want another opinion, I'd say your answer was A-/B+ Grade, with a very strong conclusion.
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    (Original post by MajorRisk)
    I am by far an english teacher, but if you want another opinion, I'd say your answer was A-/B+ Grade, with a very strong conclusion.
    That's terrible, how can I improve it?
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    (Original post by MajorRisk)
    Really struggling to get over the B/A boundary line, any help and links to revision materials would be much appreciated

    I am really good at the controlled assessments, it's just in an exam, I have limited time on any question and can't structure my response well. Is it better to provide a few solid, well-written points or try to write as many as possible, regardless if your structure is messed up a bit???
    I am doing Of Mice and Men and Inspector Calls in Unit 1, Unit 2 I have Conflicts cluster of the Anthology!

    Thanks to anyone who links me to some revision sources, so nervous for this exam, Eng Lit is the one exam I am dreading....


    For Mice and Men, this revision source is quite good:

    http://www.haverstock.camden.sch.uk/...ss%20notes.pdf
    A few solid, well-written points is the way to go. Don't write about everything or 'feature spot' which is briefly mentioning every feature there is. Just write a few points in a lot of detail.
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    (Original post by MajorRisk)
    I am by far an english teacher, but if you want another opinion, I'd say your answer was A-/B+ Grade, with a very strong conclusion.
    Can you tell me what grade this essay would be here please?
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    Question: "The predilection for minding other people's business was time honoured among the people of Salem, and it undoubtedly created many of the suspicions which were to lead the coming madness." What attitudes towards other people do you consider fed the 'madness' of the witch hunts and how does Miller represent these attitudes? (30 marks)

    Answer: The Crucible explores the accusations with emotions and depth via the representations of the attitudes surrounding the issue of the witchcraft trials. It is evidently displayed by the initial spur and rumours that fuelled Abigail's quest to the guilty conscience of Hale who discovers how mad the trials really were.

    The scene begins with Parris “evidently” in prayer, suggesting that his appearance was critical to him- he wanted to seem as if he had not lost any hope but suspiciously, he is “overcome with sobs” suggesting that he does not feel his daughter will escape her paralysis any time soon. The reputation of other characters such as Danforth who, with a tinge of conceit, asked “do you know who I am?” and his refusal in postponing the hangings suggest that he did not want to look weak. After all, he believes that the court is guided by God and suspects that there is a desire lurking amongst the people who “undermine this court.” Parris believes that the town was trying to remove him from the church as there was “a faction and a party” and clearly states that he has “many enemies.” This may be considered to have caused the divisions amongst the townspeople as Parris constantly tries to protect his reputation. For example, he “unwillingly” says that he saw them dancing These statements all point to the conclusion that the fight for the protection of reputation and stature fuelled the witchcraft trials as the adverb “unwillingly” evokes that there was some restraint in revealing the truth since it would be a sign of weakness in the “fortress” of the law and any attack on the court was an attack on God.

    Abigail had other intentions in driving the witchcraft trials. Her plan was to hang Elisabeth Proctor and then marry John Proctor who had committed adultery with her. She is first described as having an “endless capacity for dissembling.” “Endless” and “dissembling” both suggest that she is very capricious and potentially manipulative which we later realize is true. For instance, first Abigail “lowers her eyes” when she is being berated but this is not only a sign of guilt but also a sign or deceit and betrayal. She then later on bellows “in terror” and asserts that he “mistake” himself. She is willing to question his authority and when realizes she can have power and higher authority (after all, she would be considered to be near the bottom o the social hierarchy), she declares that she was enraptured by the Devil and yells, “I want the light of God,” She is also enshrouded in a “pearly light” and the terms “pearly” and “light” are ironic since her actions are far from godly. The term “pearly” causes her to seem innocent and inspired and this is a fine example of she managed to trick the community that she was guided by God. However, her main purpose was to try and have Goody Proctor hanged which occurs in Act 2 and albeit we first think that she may be becoming hysterical, her desire of power becomes evident when she begins the accusations with rising “glee.” The term “glee” suggests that not only is she enjoying firing these accusations but her profound sense of belonging is overwhelming as suddenly, she has become a girl of great significance in the play. In fact, she becomes so influential that she begins to intimidate one of the most ruthless, heartless and callous man in the book- Danforth- as Abigail’s presence results in his “weakening” and “apprehensive” approach he is frightened o her and her “open threat.”

    The law has been symbolized as being “heavy” with Cheever remarking that he carried its “tonnage” on his back. Corey was also pressed to death in Act 2 and these symbols all personify the law as being gruff and solemn- its word was final and any attempt at refuting it was futile, even if you had a testimony of “ninety-two” names. However, despite the grueling witchcraft trials the benevolent characters in the play remain fearless. For instance, Rebecca Nurse remains loyal to God and her good courteous reputation is not undermined. Proctor considers her to be a “saint” and as her face brightens when she sees Proctor, he “turns his face to the wall.” This stage direction indicates the remorse and guilt proctor feels and does not want to gaze at this woman. This is synonymous to a guilty person being afraid of praying to God despite the fact that still “sits like a great bird.” His further questioning to God asking “who is John Proctor?” as he tries to wrestle with his conscience eventually leads them to see “some shred of goodness.” Rebecca also states that “I’ve had no breakfast” (indicating that her concern for this mundane matter meant that the hanging was of a lesser importance) and Giles Corey, whose final words were “more weight” all portray their loyalty, confidence and faithfulness to God. They are iconic characters in the play who did not seem to fear the trials since they knew that they were not witches, so had no reason to lie and confess.

    The play depicts the various attitudes the people had from the issue of Danforth and Parris both being egotistic about their reputation and Danforth’s suspicion to those “who dared to rise against the law” are evident examples of how the trials were not merely inescapable but also an opportunity for the girls in particular to execute their revenge on others. I have felt very touched and influenced by the play since it has depicted these vital issues in an astonishing way and we can clearly see how Miller completely opposed these horrors, as well as the rise of McCarthysm in his life.
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    (Original post by Instinct01)
    Wow, you really are gullible aren't you?! Read any of my posts and you shall see how atrocious the grammar of this 'A-level English teacher' really is. Equally you do realise that by he/she marking your work the possbility of this being a bait-and-switch or the seeking of others' essays for ideas is not negated, don't you?
    hey i dont care...

    (Original post by cycahm)
    What marks did you get?
    50/60

    i thought it was marked really well...

    we should try and make a little bank of marked answers so we can all learn from it

    mine wasnt bad..if you can read it lol

    ryan
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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    hey i dont care...



    50/60

    i thought it was marked really well...

    we should try and make a little bank of marked answers so we can all learn from it

    mine wasnt bad..if you can read it lol

    ryan
    I can't read it but thank you! How long did it took for him to mark it?
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    Woman in Black and Anthology- Character and Voice- retake, had a C ready for an A
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    Which characters are likely to come up in AIC?

    Many thanks
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    (Original post by cycahm)
    I can't read it but thank you! How long did it took for him to mark it?
    i sent it yesterday.. got it a couple hours ago i think
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    is there anyone here taking woman in black? looked through most of the pages of this thread and not many people seem to be doing it..
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    (Original post by ChiaraNicole)
    is there anyone here taking woman in black? looked through most of the pages of this thread and not many people seem to be doing it..
    Not many schools choose to study The Woman in Black. At my school, we chose to study the Sunlight on the Grass Anthology because there are many resources online, to help our students.

    I have read the book, however, so if you have any questions about the book, message me!
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    (Original post by memoona123456)
    Oh and Im doing the Relationship cluster. I hope THCM comes up
    lol I remember that poem - quite a lot to talk about (once our class overcame our fits of giggles at the vegetable love.....hehehehehehe :awesome::banana: (pretend that banana is a vegetable...)
 
 
 
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