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    Cheers pal.

    (Original post by Jakobus2012)
    Something involving context (probably social class) will probably come up, although they could relate this to any of the characters really, maybe the mothers? or the two boys.....
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    (Original post by ladyrailly)
    ahahah didn't even realise you were the same person :P (no shame in asking for a rep )

    Glad I did though! Which other text are you studying?
    I'm doing blood brothers & LOTF
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    Any got any ideas on what themes are likely to come up for heroes/ an inspector calls


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    Dreading tomorrows exam! im doing about a boy and othello. Any predictions anyone?
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    Lord of the Flies and A View from the Bridge in a matter of hours! If Simon, Marco or Beatrice don't show up, I'm dead...
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    That was so ****ing hard! wjec english lit has been a bloody joke
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    Well AIC was not that bad... Paddy Clarke on the other hand.... :unimpressed:
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    Teacher asked me what I did for AVFTB. Said I did the Marco question. She freaked out bc she's never taught it us. She asks me how I did it. I told her and I apparently got it right! yaaaaas

    Literally everyone else doing LOTF chose the savagery question... I chose Roger bc I knew he was going to come up so I revised him loads. In the last 5 minutes tho I realised I hadn't put any SCH in (like the question asked!) so I scribbled in something about Himmler which made me very happy The extracts for both texts were kinda difficult though...
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    That exam was awful..
    AIC:
    Extract was kinda weird. I didn't feel like it was the type of extract for Mood and Atmosphere, but rather how Mr Birling was presented...
    I didn't prepare for anything on women, I wasn't expecting Mrs B after she came up on the spec, and had to go for the women question. Luckily my history GCSE stuff saved me for the context on that.
    My points:
    Overall - Women presented in a negative way (shows 1945 audience the lack of respect/rights etc women had, and shocks them, showing the need for socialism and social responsibility)
    P1: Eva Smith demonstrating a lack of workers rights through the attitudes of her firing ("these girls aren't cheap labour" / "go and work somewhere else")
    P2: Eva Smith demonstrating social injustice on working class women ("slammed the door in her face")
    P3: Sheila Birling demonstrating naivity of young upper class women, who work for looks ("miserable old thing" / "Oh! It's beautiful!")

    NLMG:
    Again, a mood and atmosphere question (that's every extract I did being M&A >.>) ... it was good. Better than AIC.. I wrote about the mystery created from the darkness and silence.
    What was that second question?! "Which life stage of K/T/R do you find most interesting and why?" WHAT?! I answered the first one, about Kathy and Tommy's relationship
    Points:
    Overall - They have a strong bond which gives the reader the idea that clones are human, Ishiguro, through this, presents them with souls
    P1: The two are shown to be destined together, they have a strong friendship. ("Tommy's tantrums" / "sex magazines" / "I found your tape")
    P2: When they are together, they are shown to be truly in love, this gives the reader hope they'll get a deferral. ("Got to try get a deferral" / "I kept you and Tommy apart" / "Tommy's carer")
    P3: At the end, their bond is broken, and the hope from the deferral is lost, but the idea still remains that they may be together after Kathy's death. Makes the reader consider their own lives, and how humane clones are, when in the end, why make more people suffer for you to prolong your life? Everyone's death is inevitable. ("I didn't scream or make a fuss")
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    (Original post by electrahearts)
    That was so ****ing hard! wjec english lit has been a bloody joke
    Ikrr! Which ones did you do?
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    Did any of you notice all the extract questions were on mood and atmosphere like wtf. I hate mood and atmosphere questions ffs.
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    I did An Inspector Calls and Heroes and I found them okay. I was a bit annoyed at how long the extract for An Inspector Calls was but all the past papers were like that anyway so I was expecting it. For the essay questions I did the one about society's attitudes to women and then how Cormier shows sympathy for Francis, out of the two I think I did better on An Inspector Calls. Did anyone else do these questions and how did they find them?

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    Thought the exam was super lucky for me; I find the mood and atmosphere questions extremely easy! So I had a M&A for OMAM and AIC calls - the grin I had on my face when I noticed them!
    For AIC I picked the essay on Mrs Birling, as it was easy to list her background and the events in the book.

    I then did Heroes, the extract again was quite straightfoward; having to explain Larry's change in persona from Hero to Villian and danger throughout the extract; then finally, I chose how does Cormier give sympathy to Francis; this was extremely simple in comparison to the other question on the themes, which I thought was absurd because the only theme I could think of was Larry abusing his power of the kids and Francis. For the sympathy quesiton you simply had to list anything bad that happened in Francis's life, then explain why it was bad, what it linked to and how it gives sympathy. Happy ;D
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    (Original post by sofiacov)
    I did An Inspector Calls and Heroes and I found them okay. I was a bit annoyed at how long the extract for An Inspector Calls was but all the past papers were like that anyway so I was expecting it. For the essay questions I did the one about society's attitudes to women and then how Cormier shows sympathy for Francis, out of the two I think I did better on An Inspector Calls. Did anyone else do these questions and how did they find them?

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    For the extract, I skipped like 1/3 of it, because it was useless. I'd been told many times they like to add in a paragraph or two of nonesense.

    EDIT: I did Heroes and AIC too - my answers are above.
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    I thought that was pretty good. The History Boys had a choice between two fairly unpleasant essay questions but I managed to twist one into something I liked. After a bit of thinking Roger was fine, I had thought about him beforehand and had plenty to say about Himmler since I took history :holmes: Shame Simon didn't come up though. Apparently most of my class did the other question.
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    (Original post by sofiacov)
    I did An Inspector Calls and Heroes and I found them okay. I was a bit annoyed at how long the extract for An Inspector Calls was but all the past papers were like that anyway so I was expecting it. For the essay questions I did the one about society's attitudes to women and then how Cormier shows sympathy for Francis, out of the two I think I did better on An Inspector Calls. Did anyone else do these questions and how did they find them?

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    Hi, I did all of these questions!
    I found both extracts really difficult (AIC because it was so long, I ended up talking about how Burling's mood and opinions effected the atmospheres) (Heroes because I really didn't like Larry so I found it difficult to compose an answer that suited the question.) I really liked all the essay questions and could have answered all of them, but found context easier to weave in with the 2 I chose (women and Francis' sympathy).
    AIC was definitely my better text
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    (Original post by gcses2015)
    Ikrr! Which ones did you do?
    IAC and AAB, and I did the sympathy for Mrs Birling one and the influence on Marcus on
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    i'm getting very worried that I haven't put enough context in for Mrs Birling - i referred to upper/ working class and sexism being common in 1912 and women were treated as inferior etc. but it was very hard to write about that, her presentation along with if we should sympathise with her or not. hopefully it was alright!
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    did anyone do othello or aab? how did you find it?
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    (Original post by osamabinfishing)
    How did everyone find A View from the Bridge and Lord of the Flies?
    Awful. Roger of all people... And they screwed up the Marco question by making it an Advice to Actor question.
 
 
 
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