Aqa gcse english literature: Poetry predictions Watch

EddyEagal
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#1
So we've all got our English Lit exam tomorrow... I've barely revised to be honest. There's not much I can do other than read through each poem.

Do we have any predictions for A) What Relationship poems will be coming up? and B) What will the unseen poem be?

I've heard that for the Relationships section, we'll have To His Coy Mistress and Ghazal? I've heard nothing regarding the unseen piece.

Any help/ideas/hints would be greatly appreciated - Let's hope we all do well. GOOD LUCK :cool:
0
reply
RisingAngel-007
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#2
Report 5 years ago
#2
I'm doing conflict! I don't know how to achieve a good grade on this exam, any tips?


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
ladythepony
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report 5 years ago
#3
How do you know which poems we'll get? :confused:
0
reply
Angelo12231
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#4
Report 5 years ago
#4
check out my thread for an A*....
0
reply
studentm7
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#5
Report 5 years ago
#5
Can people give me any help on the Character and Voice cluster? Anything at all?
0
reply
georgie266
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#6
Report 5 years ago
#6
Are people really asking for predictions again after all this mr bruff fiasco... Seriously, there is no way of knowing what poems are going to come up, so just revise them all! I really can't understand people who just revise one or two poems based on what they think might come up... Just because a poem hasn't come up recently, doesn't mean it will be in the paper this year, AQA do repeat themselves sometimes, and aren't you going to feel a bit stupid if you get into the exam and the one poem you spent all your time revising doesn't come up?
2
reply
LSEMaybe?
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#7
Report 5 years ago
#7
(Original post by georgie266)
Are people really asking for predictions again after all this mr bruff fiasco... Seriously, there is no way of knowing what poems are going to come up, so just revise them all! I really can't understand people who just revise one or two poems based on what they think might come up... Just because a poem hasn't come up recently, doesn't mean it will be in the paper this year, AQA do repeat themselves sometimes, and aren't you going to feel a bit stupid if you get into the exam and the one poem you spent all your time revising doesn't come up?
Agreed Mr Bruff got it right two years in a row but he did make it VERY clear that he wasn't guaranteeing that he was right! Personally I've revised 5 poems in lots of details so if any poem comes up I should hopefully have one I have revised to compare it to.
0
reply
paradoxicalme
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#8
Report 5 years ago
#8
Hey guys I took this exam last year (Relationships cluster) and managed to predict the poems (Sonnet 116 and Born Yesterday). Finest psychic moment :P I actually compared Sonnet 116 and Born Yesterday, and judging from the experiences of me and my friends, you may well end up deciding to compare two poems that seem to go weirdly together but actually work out

Remember, you're far enough through the life of the spec that it's by no means out of the question that a poem will recur. Sister Maude, In Paris with You and Brothers are supposed to just be for foundation, but again they could change that...What I would say is that it's extremely likely that Ghazal will come up. Less so for To His Coy Mistress, because of its difficulty, but it's still plausible that THCM would come up.

I like Hour as a comparison poem with Ghazal.
0
reply
JamezWebb
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#9
Report 5 years ago
#9
It shouldn't be a poem that came up last year as this would go completely go against all the paterns that AQA have set out across all of their exams.

Personally, even though Mr Bruff failed us on Tuesday, I believe he will come up with the goods tomorrow and Ghazal and To His Coy Mistress WILL come up.

If I'm wrong it does not matter because I'm not a gambler and I want a good a grade as possible and cutting it short by looking at predictions simply is not good enough!

I urge you to go through all the poems tonight, and if those 2 come up tomorrow, well, that's a bonus!
0
reply
Messorem235
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#10
Report 5 years ago
#10
The poems that haven't come up yet are In Paris With You, Ghazal, Brothers, To His Coy Mistress and Sister Maude. I'd recommend revising mainly for these five as I doubt AQA will use another poem again, they've never done that before in this paper. It pays to be prepared for all of the poems though.
0
reply
WillWalker23
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#11
Report 5 years ago
#11
In Paris With You, Brothers and Sister Maude don't come up in the Higher Tier anyway.
0
reply
WillWalker23
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#12
Report 5 years ago
#12
I reckon AQA will do Harmonium and the Manhunt just to mix it up a little.
0
reply
Zayna123
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#13
Report 5 years ago
#13
(Original post by WillWalker23)
I reckon AQA will do Harmonium and the Manhunt just to mix it up a little.
could you compare manhunt with the farmers bride becasue theyre both broken relationships but due to different things
any other suggestions would be helpful
0
reply
EddyEagal
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#14
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#14
Thanks all for your responses Ghazal seems highly likely, then. Does anyone know what time the exam is tomorrow? My school is failing to inform me of anything too well... It's really annoying.
0
reply
LSEMaybe?
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#15
Report 5 years ago
#15
(Original post by EddyEagal)
Thanks all for your responses Ghazal seems highly likely, then. Does anyone know what time the exam is tomorrow? My school is failing to inform me of anything too well... It's really annoying.
Afternoon I believe.
0
reply
MattJGUK
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#16
Report 5 years ago
#16
(Original post by Messorem235)
The poems that haven't come up yet are In Paris With You, Ghazal, Brothers, To His Coy Mistress and Sister Maude. I'd recommend revising mainly for these five as I doubt AQA will use another poem again, they've never done that before in this paper. It pays to be prepared for all of the poems though.
Go to the third page of this - http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...TRB-TG-U01.PDF

Basically, like somebody said above the following poems will not be NAMED (you could still use them to compare to the named poem) in the Higherr tier: In Paris With You, Brothers and Sister Maude.


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
scrawlx101
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#17
Report 5 years ago
#17
anyonekno w about what will come up for place?
0
reply
Parallex
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#18
Report 5 years ago
#18
Predictions? No. AQA love to **** on predictions.
0
reply
interstitial
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#19
Report 5 years ago
#19
inb4 Mr Bruff

Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
WillWalker23
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#20
Report 5 years ago
#20
(Original post by Zayna123)
could you compare manhunt with the farmers bride becasue theyre both broken relationships but due to different things
any other suggestions would be helpful
Yes that's a good idea. I've tried Ghazal with The Farmer's Bride and they weirdly compare quite well.

I personally would compare The Manhunt with Quickdraw. Nettles and Harmonium are possible too, despite both of them being from a parental perspective, the protection in Nettles is similar, and the description and the distance in Harmonium is also similar, but then again comparing two pieces by the same poet is a bit unheard of. Quickdraw is also about the disintegration of a damaged relationship, probably the best one for Manhunt.

How I've done my essays:
Ghazal - The Farmer's Bride
Manhunt - Quickdraw
Sonnet 116 - Sonnet 43
Harmonium - Praise Song for My Mother
Born Yesterday - Nettles
Hour - To His Coy Mistress
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top

University open days

  • Durham University
    Pre-Application Open Days Undergraduate
    Fri, 20 Sep '19
  • Loughborough University
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 20 Sep '19
  • University of Oxford
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 20 Sep '19

What's your favourite genre?

Rock (205)
23.51%
Pop (215)
24.66%
Jazz (33)
3.78%
Classical (49)
5.62%
Hip-Hop (167)
19.15%
Electronic (60)
6.88%
Indie (143)
16.4%

Watched Threads

View All