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I'm feeling fairly confident, but to be honest I just want to get it out of the way!

Does anyone know if the grade boundaries are likely to move drastically up this year? In recent years an A grade has never required more than 65%, but obviously the introduction of the folios has kind of shaken up the structure of the English higher in general.
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I am fairly confident, only going in with one novel and one play though, but I reckon I can manage it. Close reading is what I'm going to do today, then get my quotes together. I really hope its a fair paper, I've seen some pretty nasty ones before
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The boundaries are likely to have changed with the folio, no?
I'm not sure, but I don't think so. One of the reasons why grade boundaries are lowered in the first place is to accommodate for a change in the course.
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The texts I've studied in class are:

Poems: Brooklyn Cop, Hotel 12th Floor and In The Snack Bar
Prose: Barely An Incident, Superman and Paula Browns New Snow Suit and Marrakech.
Drama: Death Of A Salesman

Im learning Brooklyn Cop, In The Snack Bar, Barely An Incident, Marrakech and Death Of A Salesman.

I'm quite good with remembering quotes and that so I'm feeling ok at the moment.
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(Original post by chr1stopher11)
Nope. Its usually around the 65 mark for an A and then 70 mark of an A1.

Google SQA Statistics 2010 then click the sqa link then scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says grade boundaries

I asked my teacher today and she said it was 70 for a2 and 85 for a1
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I asked my teacher today and she said it was 70 for a2 and 85 for a1
Well your teacher is wrong.

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/...aries_2010.xls
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Well, English is my worst subject so i'm looking for a B.

Did a 2nd prelim last week and got 32/50 so if I can get 30 in the close reading ill get a B.

Im doing:

Poetry - Shooting stars - Carol Ann Duffy
Glasgow Sonnets - Edwin Morgan
Byre - Norman McCaig
The last Day - Christina G Rosetti
November Night, Edinburgh - Mc Caig

Short Story - Flowers

Play - Romeo And Juliet
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(Original post by Derry Rhumba)
Well, English is my worst subject so i'm looking for a B.

Did a 2nd prelim last week and got 32/50 so if I can get 30 in the close reading ill get a B.

Im doing:

Poetry - Shooting stars - Carol Ann Duffy
Glasgow Sonnets - Edwin Morgan
Byre - Norman McCaig
The last Day - Christina G Rosetti
November Night, Edinburgh - Mc Caig

Short Story - Flowers

Play - Romeo And Juliet
I did Shooting Stars at the start of the year and have neglected it since :/ I feel it's too late for me now
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is anyone else doing 'Valentine'?
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I'm pretty nervous about it.I enjoy writing essays but cannot for the life of me write them under pressure and about things that dont interest me.I'm praying the close reading will be interesting and get some good questions.

I did:
Digging,Mid term Break and Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney,and Convergence of a Twain by Thomas Hardy.
I read Jekyll and Hyde and King Lear.

My drama essays are usually only scraping B's but poems and prose get higher,so I'll stick with those.
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Critical essays are my problem too.I would just learn those texts really well,I took major quotes from both drama and prose pieces and wrote them on post it notes and covered my noticboard with them,so I see them every day.I've been re reading the poems like a madwoman,they are really a mantra to me now.Does anyone know how much the folio affects your overall grade? My teacher told me my essays were really good..but how will that affect my grade?
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Very nervous.

Play: The Crucible
Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird
Poem: A Study of Reading Habits (Philip Larkin)

Pretty afraid that I won't get two suitable essay questions...
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Exam is soon, just wondering who is planning to write about Macbeth, and what quotes you have together. I have 12, but I think that is too much... I only want one for each stage of characterisation and important scenes.
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this, is the point when I start to get really, really sressed out :/
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I'm worried, as I noticed that there aren't many questions for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. This is bad. and what if there isn't going to be a question on neither a poem ot the novel that I've done? I will end up with one essay on Streetcar. This is not good :O

yeah, I'm panicking already.
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Well, i have done no poem! i still could, but i will risk it i think.
I've done bold girls for play and one flew over the cuckoo's nest for novel.
I will probably need to quickly revise afternoons by philip larkin.
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im doing macbeth, i reckon il be learning just under 20, those should cover each theme, characterisation and and key scenes
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Ahhh I'm so scared! Friday the 13th aswell, talk about bad luck! Can't believe how close it's getting now. Just finished doing a double essay paper exam conditions at school and i'm not going to lie it was hell lol
I'm doing - Poetry: Standing Female Nude and The Devil's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy. Novel: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. Play Othello by Shakespeare.
aw i'm doing gatsby and othello too D: poems are arundel tomb, and another phillip larkin one, and a short story called flowers. oh yeah, and jaguar by ted hughes.
good luck! i'm failing so badly haha
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aw i'm doing gatsby and othello too D: poems are arundel tomb, and another phillip larkin one, and a short story called flowers. oh yeah, and jaguar by ted hughes.
good luck! i'm failing so badly haha
Well you can't be failing till you sit the exam You'll be fine, just ensure that you know your themes inside out, to get round the SQA's awkward tasks
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Good luck guys.
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