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Okay so I am doing the AQA LITB3 Elements of the Pastoral unit, and my teachers have set Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Brideshead Revisited as our exam prose texts. My issue is that I am not getting on with Brideshead at all (it's a great book but I know I will struggle to use it in an exam). I want to change this text for another one but I'm not sure which one to go for. I am leaning towards As You Like It because it is so closely linked with the pastoral, but I'm thinking Shakespeare might be a bit hard to study on my own without teacher support. I am doing William Blake poetry as well so there is no issue with it having to be 1300-1800.

If anyone has done this exam/ is doing it currently, would you be able to suggest which prose text you think would be best or which ones you are doing...
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please need help for this also !
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(Original post by rachelthehuman)
Okay so I am doing the AQA LITB3 Elements of the Pastoral unit, and my teachers have set Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Brideshead Revisited as our exam prose texts. My issue is that I am not getting on with Brideshead at all (it's a great book but I know I will struggle to use it in an exam). I want to change this text for another one but I'm not sure which one to go for. I am leaning towards As You Like It because it is so closely linked with the pastoral, but I'm thinking Shakespeare might be a bit hard to study on my own without teacher support. I am doing William Blake poetry as well so there is no issue with it having to be 1300-1800.

If anyone has done this exam/ is doing it currently, would you be able to suggest which prose text you think would be best or which ones you are doing...
Unless your teacher can accept your proposal you are not allowed to choose your own text for the exam without your teacher knowing. This is because your teacher/head of department goes to the exam office and submits all the paperwork which includes what texts students should be answering in the exam. This categories your paper so that whoever is marking the paper will be a specialist of that section and specific text.

If you write about Shakespeare and you haven't been entered for it, your answer will not count which means you'll ultimately fail your exam.

Speak to your teacher first!
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I am doing Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Shakespeare 'As You Like It.' Both texts really good for the pastoral and would recommend! How are people finding revising for this exam?
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does anyone have any good revision resources that i could look at ?
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does anyone have any good notes on William Blake 'songs of innocense' and 'songs of experience' much appreciated
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