Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

AQA GCSE English Literature Exams - 20th and 23rd May 2013 *OFFICAL THREAD* Watch

    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Olympiad)
    awww, you'll do great anyhow!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Thanks Good luck!
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    For To Kill A Mockingbird, which themes might come up in the exam?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by artyom)
    What are some of your interpretations that you would use when referring to Arthur Birling in An Inspector Calls?
    No one here has any interpretations related to Mr Birling? I would really appreciate if someone could help me out here, as I don't know the things I could write on Mr Birling, apart from the obvious characteristics and his capitalistic ideology. I would upload revision notes and some essays I had collaborated into one word document in return. Though it may not be finished, it does have a bit over 7,000 words. The document only contains notes on An Inspector Calls and Of Mice and Men, however.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ryan075)
    Yeah it was. I thought they were the same thing :/

    What's the barn then?
    The bunkhouse was where they lived the barn was where the death of Curley's wife occurred and the puppies innocence.So it symbolises death.It also foreshadows Leenie's death.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Elm Tree)
    Thanks Good luck!
    Thanks you too!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    what questions are predicted to come up on the of mice and men foundation paper also what question for an inspector calls??
    please respond someone with a list of previous exam question of past papers like from 2008-2013.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Do we spend 45 mins on each?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by artyom)
    No one here has any interpretations related to Mr Birling? I would really appreciate if someone could help me out here, as I don't know the things I could write on Mr Birling, apart from the obvious characteristics and his capitalistic ideology. I would upload revision notes and some essays I had collaborated into one word document in return. Though it may not be finished, it does have a bit over 7,000 words. The document only contains notes on An Inspector Calls and Of Mice and Men, however.
    Ooh, I don't know. I suppose it depends on the question what I would write but perhaps saying something about him being selfish due to the fact that he made his own way in this world and didn't rely on anybody else so why should he help someone else.

    Also, I always think that his views on love are interesting as he appears to warm to Gerald and want him to marry his daughter because of his status so did he only marry his wife for her status and if so, is that why his children have grown up and committed such actions (Sheila's basically a spoilt b**** who does learn to be decent and Eric's an alcohol and the fact that they change suggests that they were a little messed up by their parents but 'fixable')
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Evieb97)
    Do we spend 45 mins on each?
    :yep:

    That's what is recommended.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi guys, could you help me to understand how to answer this question if it was to come up
    How does the character of slim present 1930's America?
    Please helpp it would be MUCH appreciated thanks

    (BTW I'm predicted an A so would you be able to show me how to answer it to an A/A* answer?)
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Olympiad)
    Relationships you?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Place. There's only about 3 poems that I'm in love with though and I really wish that I was doing Character and Voice although I don't know how easy it is to get high marks in that.

    What's Relationships like?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mallory)
    I really want an A/A* to get into my sixth form , is everyone aiming for that too?

    I was wondering I got like 83% in my course work ( the teacher used last years mark scheme which was like high and many people complained about it)

    It is still possible to get an A* ?:confused:
    If you got 33/40 (83%) you were only 2 marks away from a* which is 35 and the cw is only 25% so as long as you get over the a* boundaries in the exam by a bit you'll be fine
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by fbrep2012)
    i reckon slim or Crooks will come up in of Mice and Men, as they've not been asked about in previous past papers. For an Inspector Calls, I reckon there will be a question on Mrs Birling or Eric. That's what I'm analysing thoroughly atm, the relationship between Eric and his dad, birling.
    Crooks came up in January.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Do you think 3 very detailed point paragraphs backed up with 1-2 quotations each and an introduction and conclusion would be enough for the section A question?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    My teacher said a side per 15 marks, so thats a total of four sides, I always write more though:")

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ineedhelp4)
    Hi guys, could you help me to understand how to answer this question if it was to come up
    How does the character of slim present 1930's America?
    Please helpp it would be MUCH appreciated thanks

    (BTW I'm predicted an A so would you be able to show me how to answer it to an A/A* answer?)
    Well to get an A/A* you can pretty much say anything but answer it as: PEEISAI (which stands for POINT, EVIDENCE, EXPLAIN, IDENTIFY a word from the evidence, SUGGEST what it means, give an ALTERNATIVE interpretation and state the writer's INTENTIONS).

    But as for the historical context I suppose you would write about how he is perhaps the only worker who realises that the American Dream is unrealistic and that he is an intelligent Migrant worker which supports the view that everybody was affected by the dustbowl and the Great Depression etc. Not just the not so clever people.

    Hope that helped!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tatwriter)
    Ooh, I don't know. I suppose it depends on the question what I would write but perhaps saying something about him being selfish due to the fact that he made his own way in this world and didn't rely on anybody else so why should he help someone else.

    Also, I always think that his views on love are interesting as he appears to warm to Gerald and want him to marry his daughter because of his status so did he only marry his wife for her status and if so, is that why his children have grown up and committed such actions (Sheila's basically a spoilt b**** who does learn to be decent and Eric's an alcohol and the fact that they change suggests that they were a little messed up by their parents but 'fixable')
    The questions that would appear *if* Mr Birling would come up in the exam, may be something like "What is the importance of Arthur Birling and how does Priestley present him?" or a question contrasting the characters of Eric and Mr Birling. I'm just hoping they both don't come up in the exam. I'd try to find a quote and then interpret it.

    Here is the document for your effort to reply, lol.
    Attached Files
  1. File Type: docx an inspector calls and of mice and men.docx (39.5 KB, 2810 views)
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by goldfish21)
    Do you think 3 very detailed point paragraphs backed up with 1-2 quotations each and an introduction and conclusion would be enough for the section A question?
    I think it also depends on what the question is. My teacher has always said don't go for length, go for time. For example, if you're only on your second point and you have, say, 10 minutes left, then don't try to rush a third because having one more rubbishy bit is more damaging to your marks than missing a bit?

    But try and plan (ish) your essays and give yourself a rough time scale for each point. If you ensure that you don't ramble you should have more than enough time.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    In Section B, are the marks split 15 then 15 for part a then part b or could you get. for example, 17 and 13 if your answer for part a was stronger?

    And how many Point, evidence, explain, alternative interpretation paragraphs would you suggest doing? (I'm meant to be aiming for an A* but my teacher hasn't given us any essay planning or writing guidance)
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tatwriter)
    Well to get an A/A* you can pretty much say anything but answer it as: PEEISAI (which stands for POINT, EVIDENCE, EXPLAIN, IDENTIFY a word from the evidence, SUGGEST what it means, give an ALTERNATIVE interpretation and state the writer's INTENTIONS).

    But as for the historical context I suppose you would write about how he is perhaps the only worker who realises that the American Dream is unrealistic and that he is an intelligent Migrant worker which supports the view that everybody was affected by the dustbowl and the Great Depression etc. Not just the not so clever people.

    Hope that helped!

    thank you!! but i don't get how slim links to 1930's america?
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
    Useful resources

    Make your revision easier

    OMAM

    Ultimate Of Mice And Men Thread

    Plot, context, character analysis and everything in between.

    Notes

    Revision Hub

    All our revision materials in one place

    Love books

    Common grammar and vocabulary problems

    Get your questions asked and answered

    Useful literary websitesStudy help rules and posting guidelines

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.