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    I am studying Lord of the Flies and Of Mice and Men - highly recommend the Mr Bruff video series on Youtube. I'm also doing the Relationships Cluster from the Moon on the Tides anthology.

    LOTF prediction: Could honestly be anything to do with a theme; e.g. the Beast, darkness, fire, the masks, or a character/relationship or even events.
    OMAM Prediction: I don't think it'll be Curley's Wife or Silm because they've been chosen recently, but the shooting of Candy's dog would be an excellent extract as it links to so many ideas including the brutality of society, foreshadowing Lennie's death and the selfishness of the ranchmen.
    Poetry Prediction: I doubt it will be Sister Maude as that was a nominated poem last year.

    Preparation-wise, I'm currently mind-mapping key ideas/themes/events/characters for LOTF as I know OMAM back to front after a 5 hour controlled assessment! I have put post-it notes on key pages in both my books and will probably read through them again tonight or tomorrow morning before the exam. Look at past paper questions and see if you could structure an essay and think about how you'd answer that question. LOTF qs tend to be quite vague so you can expand well on those essays.

    Exam-wise, I tend to use the PEE structure or extended PEEE as it's the most reliable form I use. I tend to go backwards and forwards between ideas and link them together using them to emphasise your main idea. We had a chief examiner workshop in March and he said examiners tend to look at your paragraph beginnings when they scan through your answer, so use plenty of discourse markers!
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    (Original post by 11ahf)
    I honestly hope it doesn't, because there are questions where there's so much more to say.
    Probably:
    - High heeled boots - how Curley wears them and Slim doesn't need to.
    - How Slim is presented as the ultimate figure in masculinity and respected so much as a result - every major decision made in the book has Slim's advice, his hands are described as 'Godlike', etc.
    - Curley's insecurities about being small and as a result picking fights with bigger men. As being tall is generally perceived as more masculine, it could show how much masculinity matters to him as he gets into fights just to prove he's better than them.
    - Not sure, but possibly their obsession with the brothel?
    Masculinity also relates to the size of the men, as Slim is tall and does not have to work hard to be the ideal man, whereas Curley is short and has curly 'feminine' hair. You could also look at the contrasts between how the men on the ranch behave vs the behaviour of Curley's wife and the attitudes towards the mentioned women we never meet
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    (Original post by Colonel Sanders)
    Literally, i'm doing the same exams as you guys, including Geography! Im trying to get all of Section B of Unit 1 done right now and then banging out AIC and OMAM all night and day! LOL! If you need any help for geography a edexcel, i found this youtube channel that has a bunch useful videos - here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/RiddlesdownGeog/playlists - there's also a extremely useful website, geobytesgcse.files.wordpress.com
    Also, for monday's english literature exam, I'm thinking of just memorising the a* essays people have made on mr salles' channel - of course mainly the ones that are predicted to come up, i.e. Candy and Gerald.
    Anyways good luck in your exams!
    Try rephrasing the essay, I may or may not be doing the same thing and we cant all write exactly the same! I'm taking ideas from it but not copying it
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    (Original post by RedPeacock)
    I am studying Lord of the Flies and Of Mice and Men - highly recommend the Mr Bruff video series on Youtube. I'm also doing the Relationships Cluster from the Moon on the Tides anthology.

    LOTF prediction: Could honestly be anything to do with a theme; e.g. the Beast, darkness, fire, the masks, or a character/relationship or even events.
    OMAM Prediction: I don't think it'll be Curley's Wife or Silm because they've been chosen recently, but the shooting of Candy's dog would be an excellent extract as it links to so many ideas including the brutality of society, foreshadowing Lennie's death and the selfishness of the ranchmen.
    Poetry Prediction: I doubt it will be Sister Maude as that was a nominated poem last year.

    Preparation-wise, I'm currently mind-mapping key ideas/themes/events/characters for LOTF as I know OMAM back to front after a 5 hour controlled assessment! I have put post-it notes on key pages in both my books and will probably read through them again tonight or tomorrow morning before the exam. Look at past paper questions and see if you could structure an essay and think about how you'd answer that question. LOTF qs tend to be quite vague so you can expand well on those essays.

    Exam-wise, I tend to use the PEE structure or extended PEEE as it's the most reliable form I use. I tend to go backwards and forwards between ideas and link them together using them to emphasise your main idea. We had a chief examiner workshop in March and he said examiners tend to look at your paragraph beginnings when they scan through your answer, so use plenty of discourse markers!
    I'm studying exactly the same as you, and from what i've heard from teachers in my school, online and other students, I reckon that LOTF may be about any of these- Jack, The Conch, Simon, or Setting. I also predict that for OMAM, the question is going to be about Candy, Crooks, or the use of animals (Mice, Candy's dog, Lennie's puppy). I reckon for the relationships cluster, it will be about In Paris With You or To His Coy Mistress, as they haven't been used in a while, but i'm really not that sure.
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    (Original post by tessabella)
    What poems could they be compared with??
    Medusa: Les Grandes Seigneurs, Ozymandias, Give (yes, seriously. I did a practice comparison for these haha), My Last Duchess, Singh Song

    Give: Medusa, Singh Song, Les Grandes Seigneurs

    Ruined Maid: Alison, Medusa
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    (Original post by LexiMercer)
    Need help with Lord of the Flies!! Please! What question do you think the paper will have this year?
    The beast, Roger, the island and the conch, I'm feeling.
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    (Original post by munchjin)
    I'm studying Of Mice an Men and An Inspector Calls and for poetry I'm doing the relationships cluster.
    I heard that it is likely that To His Coy Mistress or In Paris With You or Sister Maude will come up for poetry.

    I really need predictions for OMAM and AIC. I'm not confident in all of English lit but the poetry is a little better than the novel and play and I got an A* in my coursework so it shouldn't be too bad.
    Geezer, I reckon for Of Mice and Men, the fight scene will come up or the shooting of Candy's dog and the theme to analyse may be Ranch life and Relationship

    Then for Inspector calls, The Inspector or Sheila may come up
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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    I reckon:
    -the ending scene
    - Candy's dog's death
    - Curley's hand crushed

    I can't think of anything else it would be
    i have a feeling it might be the ending scene, as its the last time they're using mice and en in english lit, so it would be a nice end.Also, is never been used before .
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    (Original post by Shiba_Inu)
    I'm studying exactly the same as you, and from what i've heard from teachers in my school, online and other students, I reckon that LOTF may be about any of these- Jack, The Conch, Simon, or Setting. I also predict that for OMAM, the question is going to be about Candy, Crooks, or the use of animals (Mice, Candy's dog, Lennie's puppy). I reckon for the relationships cluster, it will be about In Paris With You or To His Coy Mistress, as they haven't been used in a while, but i'm really not that sure.
    I reckon for OMAM, the fight scene will come up because its quite a pivotal scene and hasnt come up or maybe the shooting of Candys dog
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    How many paragraphs should you do combined on question a and b , in any question for english lit unit 1 ?
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    4 good strong paragraphs but if you're not confident on the question try and do 5 paragraphs as a backup
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    How many paragraphs should you do combined on question a and b , in any question for english lit unit 1 ?
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    How many paragraphs should you do combined on question a and b , in any question for english lit unit 1 ?
    I'm assuming this is for the Question 2 based on an extract? I write roughly a side and a half to 3/4 for each part (a and b) but the mark out of 30(+4 for SPaG) is awarded overall, not 15 for a and 15 for b
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    i have a feeling it might be the ending scene, as its the last time they're using mice and en in english lit, so it would be a nice end.Also, is never been used before .
    Same! And then part b the american dream. I don't believe in god but i'm praying for that lool. Good luck (;
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    (Original post by manrajmahal)
    I reckon for OMAM, the fight scene will come up because its quite a pivotal scene and hasnt come up or maybe the shooting of Candys dog
    If Candy's dog came up, what do you think part b of the question would be? I got for the fight the context would most likely be fear or the order of importance on the ranch.
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    (Original post by the pro)
    i have a feeling it might be the ending scene, as its the last time they're using mice and en in english lit, so it would be a nice end.Also, is never been used before .
    The ending scene was used in the 2007 paper.
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    (Original post by Shiba_Inu)
    The ending scene was used in the 2007 paper.
    That's a different specification to this one so I guess it's ok!
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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    Same! And then part b the american dream. I don't believe in god but i'm praying for that lool. Good luck (;
    Yes, fingers crossed and praying for it to come up. It so easy to analyse , because you could write about the parallel relationship between Candy and his dog through foreshadowing, it has a cyclical structure, use of verbs and basically everything .Good luck!
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    (Original post by Shiba_Inu)
    The ending scene was used in the 2007 paper.
    Was it in AQA? Basically my teacher predicted the ending could up too and she was saying it hasn't come up.
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    (Original post by The-Hof123)
    Does anyone know what the character and voice poems were last year? Just so that I can try and predict what they'll be this year. So far, these are the ones that I have seen haven't been done yet:
    The Clown Punk
    Medusa
    Brendon Gallacher
    Give
    My Last Duchess
    The Hunchback in the Park
    The Ruined Maid
    (from 2012-2014, I had a look at the past papers. ^Those are the ones that didn't come up, so will be more likely to be in the one this year^) Although it all depends on which ones were done last year. I hope we get Medusa and The River God, they're both really easy

    My Last Duchess and Medusa came up in like either 2011 or 2012? But My Last Duchess came up again last year so Medusa is quite possible. In my opinion, it could be Give, The Ruined Maid or The Clown Punk.
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    so with the mice and men section we are only given an extract not the actual whole book to find quotes
 
 
 
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