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    For the dream question I wrote about Curleys Wife wanting Hollywood and the in the second paragraph I wrote George and Lennies Dream as a whole as they both want the Ranch etc. Is this wrong as I misread question and realised after that you only can talk about 2 characters???!!
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    (Original post by Anygy)
    I think you've done fine. Failing, as in below a C, would mean you'd have to get under 30 marks which is less than ONE of the essays
    Thing is English as a subject is just not my forte. Also under pressure I just stop thinking properly and waffle. I was predicted an A but then closer towards the exam all my essays have been graded low B's and high C's.
    I really hope that I manage to get a B overall.
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    did you have to talk about george and lennie abd then two other people or could you just talk about two others?
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    (Original post by Cakes717)
    For the dream question I wrote about Curleys Wife wanting Hollywood and the in the second paragraph I wrote George and Lennies Dream as a whole as they both want the Ranch etc. Is this wrong as I misread question and realised after that you only can talk about 2 characters???!!
    Since George and Lennie share a dream, I don't think they really count as two, so I think it's fine!

    Also, everyone saying they forgot a conclusion/introduction - you can get full marks without them, they are only worth anything if you include something insightful in them, so an introductory sentence isn't really worth anything.
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    (Original post by ScrewTheExams)
    part a and b for of mice and men is marked as a whole. you can do 2 pages for part a and 1 for the other, and still get the mark
    I didn't know that, thank you!
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    (Original post by Undec)
    Thing is English as a subject is just not my forte. Also under pressure I just stop thinking properly and waffle. I was predicted an A but then closer towards the exam all my essays have been graded low B's and high C's.
    I really hope that I manage to get a B overall.
    Ah, I get you. Tbh I don't know how they expect us to write true quality stuff under so much time pressure? 1hr 30 mins hardly seems enough....

    I hope you get what you want! Who knows, I have a history of getting bad grades in mocks and stuff but usually my exam results surprise me
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    Was Crooks a viable character talk about in part (b) because I did, but mostly abot how he doesnt have a dream due to the brutal society so that doesn't really fit with the question...uh oh!
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    (Original post by Cakes717)
    For the dream question I wrote about Curleys Wife wanting Hollywood and the in the second paragraph I wrote George and Lennies Dream as a whole as they both want the Ranch etc. Is this wrong as I misread question and realised after that you only can talk about 2 characters???!!
    Don't worry I'm sure you'll be fine, my friend also did George and Lennie as a whole, along with Crooks x
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    (Original post by Anygy)
    Ah, I get you. Tbh I don't know how they expect us to write true quality stuff under so much time pressure? 1hr 30 mins hardly seems enough....

    I hope you get what you want! Who knows, I have a history of getting bad grades in mocks and stuff but usually my exam results surprise me
    I spent 11 minutes on Of Mice And Men section last year and got a high A, almost an A* in the unit 1 exam. I guess my Inspector Calls must have been 30/30, but I still don't know how I got higher than 10 marks on OMAN.

    Maybe if they gave us more time I could have done better...
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    For the of mice and men question, I wrote about curleys wife wanting to be a movie star however because of her failing to do this, she married Curley, reflecting on women in those days having limited ambitions due to gender and having only their sexuality to offer. I also wrote about George and his dreams, but I feel like I really lost marks in part A of analysing the extract as I only wrote two paragraphs which took up almost a page :-(
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    Not sure how I did tbh, I did question 18 on An Inspector Calls and wrote about the conflict in the family and between Mr/Mrs Birling and the Inspector. I thought I did part a of OMAM quite well but for the dream question I wrote about Candy + George (and how he could go and have a swell time without Lennie but refuses to due to his fear of Lennie being harmed). Don't know if I did that right

    I didn't do a conclusion for the AIC question and only wrote 2 and a half paragraphs for the dreams question. D:
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    Anyone else find OMAM and AIC absolute *******s
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    (Original post by ScrewTheExams)
    I spent 11 minutes on Of Mice And Men section last year and got a high A, almost an A* in the unit 1 exam. I guess my Inspector Calls must have been 30/30, but I still don't know how I got higher than 10 marks on OMAN.

    Maybe if they gave us more time I could have done better...
    That's really amazing... I wish I could work so well within the time frame I'm in a pit of regret right now. Considering I misread the first question, probably got around 15marks. And then I only got through like half of section B with terrible SPaG (I cannot do ANYTHING in just 10 minutes) so maybe I got like 15 marks too.

    Ughh..
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    (Original post by louisemayorx)
    Was Crooks a viable character talk about in part (b) because I did, but mostly abot how he doesnt have a dream due to the brutal society so that doesn't really fit with the question...uh oh!
    Indeed, he is although you mentioned him not having a dream if you were to say he did actually want his dream or he is treated by society your good.
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    (Original post by libertygrace)
    Who did question 17 for aic about Gerald ahnd Sheila's relationship changing throughout the play? (AQA)
    I did. I wrote about how Sheila becoming more socialist drove her further and further apart from Gerald, and at the end I think I mentioned about her not taking the ring back to avoid her old capitalist ways
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    For part B i only talked about Curleys wife and a bit about Crooks in my conclusion but I didnt have time to finish. I only gave myself like 10 mins for part B
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    (Original post by Bzzzzzb)
    I did. I wrote about how Sheila becoming more socialist drove her further and further apart from Gerald, and at the end I think I mentioned about her not taking the ring back to avoid her old capitalist ways

    I wrote about this too! Also talked about how in the stage directions at the beginning Mr and Mrs Birling were sat separately at different ends of the table but Gerald and Sheila were not and not only did this show that they were closer it could also be a metaphor for socialism...
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    In the Crucible Question it didn't ask for contrast, just presentation of 2 different female characters?
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    (Original post by MeganMcAlister)
    For the OMAM context question I wrote about Candy and Curley's wife, I ran out of time and only wrote 2 paragraphs on Candy and one for Curley's wife though.
    For Candy I wrote about how a worker's status in 1930's America was based on how efficient their work was on the ranch so because he has an injury his status has been taken away from him and now George and Lennie's dream is the only thing he has. I also wrote about how he is already low in the social hierarchy and represents the forgotten generation of elderly people so the only person he can take his anger out is on the dead body of Curley's wife when his dream is destroyed.
    For Curley's wife I wrote that although women were given the vote in 1920's America (thank you gcse history) they still faced discrimination and ill-treatment and the Great Depression resulted in cinema declining in growth so being a woman with a big dream meant that her dream to be in the movies was unattainable xx
    I did Candy and Curley's Wife too! For Curley's Wife I also talked about the vote but I didn't know when it was so I just said "women already had the vote, however bllah blah ..they were inferior still"

    I said something like this for CW:
    She is the only character in the book that does not possess a name of her own but is referred to always as ‘Curley’s wife’, underlining that she has no status and therefore no rights of her own. To the other men, calling her "Curley's wife" might be a way of reminding themselves she belongs to Curley. It could be their warning sign to stay away and give her no attention because it could cause threat to their personal American dream.
    She is also presented wearing an “Ostrich feather” which, on the one hand, could infer she is purposefully drawing attention to her legs and wants the men to see her as a sex symbol. her shoes would have been extremely expensive in the times that Of mice and men was set; curley’s wife not only wears them on her feet but in the middle of the “dust bowl”. Women who performed on stage often wore exotic costumes and feathers so it could also hark back to her dream of performing. it was her dream to “be in the movies”. Steinbeck could also be symbolising her as being flightless and trapped with little choice within the boundaries of the ranch.

    Then I talked about "heavily made up" and domestic violence. Also how she is presented in death. (her potential shines through)

    For Candy I said something like:
    Candy is presented to show enthusiasm for George and Lennie’s American Dream. This can be evidence when Candy offers money within a day of knowing George and Lennie, which reflects his desperate desire to leave the ranch before he “gets the can”. “excitedly” “grinning with delight” child-like image provides a glimpse of the young boy that Candy once was. However, Curley’s Wife’s death destroyed Candy’s American dream. The pathetic fallacy of “darkening gradually” after Curley's Wife's death is suggestive of Candy’s slow, painful end - no hope. Candy’s persona “softly and hopelessly" - the adverbs create a sense of defeat mixed with helplessness. Despite him being opposed to what they're doing, he doesn't use the same violence as the rest of them. This juxtaposition highlights Candy's main weakness, as he lacks the aggression and brutality which ranch workers needed in order to fulfil their own goals/American Dreams.
    Please can someone tell me if this is alright? Thank you
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    (Original post by Anygy)
    Ah, I get you. Tbh I don't know how they expect us to write true quality stuff under so much time pressure? 1hr 30 mins hardly seems enough....

    I hope you get what you want! Who knows, I have a history of getting bad grades in mocks and stuff but usually my exam results surprise me
    Really hope that the examiner won't be some really harsh marker who will just frown upon everything I write. Good Luck also!
 
 
 
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