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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    Hey thank you so much! Haha I am hoping for at least a B in English Lit but am aiming for an A/A*!
    Just checked grade boundaries from 2013-2015 and for an A it was around 45 haha and an A* was around 6-7 marks more so yh my idea isn't that great haha :P
    I just don't know how to revise for OMAM, find it so difficult lol. Right now, I've analysed Curley and his wife, Crooks and the theme racism, the theme American Dream (however need a few more quotes) but I feel like I am just doing useless revision and none of this will help me!
    Same with me, I would love an A in lit, i don't care about an A*. I only want an A* in language ^-^ Oh right seems the grade boundaries weren't too harsh then but yeah still not the best thing to do (;
    Uh i find it really tricky too. I find everything hard hahahaa. It's good you've analysed Curley, he might come up... and also the american dream, that's a great thing to revise >> (use a lot of Candy for that). I'm also really fearful about the exam, i get so much anxiety and i have a mock tomorrow. :eek3::nutcase: but pm me if you want, maybe we can help each other
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    Same with me, I would love an A in lit, i don't care about an A*. I only want an A* in language ^-^ Oh right seems the grade boundaries weren't too harsh then but yeah still not the best thing to do (;
    Uh i find it really tricky too. I find everything hard hahahaa. It's good you've analysed Curley, he might come up... and also the american dream, that's a great thing to revise >> (use a lot of Candy for that). I'm also really fearful about the exam, i get so much anxiety and i have a mock tomorrow. :eek3::nutcase: but pm me if you want, maybe we can help each other
    Good luck on your mock tomorrow! Not the best way to start the term haha however, it is going to be pretty intense now since exam is only about 1 month away and my English Lang exam is on the 3rd May which is less than a month away haha. Also aiming for an A* in Language.
    The thing is with part A of OMAM you can't really revise for it since you'll be given an extract so all I am doing is going over past paper questions and learning how to answer the question well!
    With part B it should be based on the themes however last year brutality came up and if I were doing the exam last year I wouldn't have known brutality was a theme which would've thrown me off haha, however luckily brutality isn't that hard because you can write about Crooks and racism, Curley's Wife and sexism, Lennie and his disability and there was no welfare state during that time etc.
    I'm scared that something will come up that I'll have no idea how to answer!
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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    Good luck on your mock tomorrow! Not the best way to start the term haha however, it is going to be pretty intense now since exam is only about 1 month away and my English Lang exam is on the 3rd May which is less than a month away haha. Also aiming for an A* in Language.
    The thing is with part A of OMAM you can't really revise for it since you'll be given an extract so all I am doing is going over past paper questions and learning how to answer the question well!
    With part B it should be based on the themes however last year brutality came up and if I were doing the exam last year I wouldn't have known brutality was a theme which would've thrown me off haha, however luckily brutality isn't that hard because you can write about Crooks and racism, Curley's Wife and sexism, Lennie and his disability and there was no welfare state during that time etc.
    I'm scared that something will come up that I'll have no idea how to answer!
    Thanks! I know, it's a crazy way to start school again.. welcome to my life. Yeah but maybe we can slow down time somehow, like if you keep going over everything efficiently time might not go so quick It's cool you're aiming for the top in lang too. I always mess up on the extract question, thankfully there aren't as many marks for it. Btw are you doing AQA? Let's make sure we know exactly how to answer anything [; if we go over everything that could possibly come up it would be hard for that to happen. Anyway... I better get on with mock prep :/ ttyl
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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    Thanks! I know, it's a crazy way to start school again.. welcome to my life. Yeah but maybe we can slow down time somehow, like if you keep going over everything efficiently time might not go so quick It's cool you're aiming for the top in lang too. I always mess up on the extract question, thankfully there aren't as many marks for it. Btw are you doing AQA? Let's make sure we know exactly how to answer anything [; if we go over everything that could possibly come up it would be hard for that to happen. Anyway... I better get on with mock prep :/ ttyl
    Haha I do AQA literature and iGCSE Cambridge Language wbu? And I would love to be able to slow down time hahaha would make my life so much easier!!
    I feel fairly confident with AIC but this novella is killing my brain! Steinbeck had to do this to me argh!


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    (Original post by Ella_08)
    Other themes include gender, fate/destiny, strength/ weakness, fraternity

    Also btw for my mock exam they gave us a question on Crooks. We'd never done him in class before so I was really unprepared for it and i got half marks for OMAM and 24/34 for AIC and still only got a B overall. So I wouldn't advise doing that if you want more than a B... just saying
    How would fate/destiny tie in?
    Thanks


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    How would fate/destiny tie in?
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    Steinbeck was a great believer of fate.
    You could link fate with Curley's wife because in order for her to do something/achieve something she needs to do it through men and has to make herself more sexually available to them - that's her fate since she lives in a patriarchal society that's very sexist.
    You could link it with Lennie and how because of his disability and how the welfare state was not introduced during the time which meant that Lennie couldn't get help and so unfortunately was born in a time where he was labelled as insane (doesn't say this in the book but this is from general research lol). His dream was to have his own farm with bunnies but his fate wouldn't allow that to happen.
    You could use fate with other characters as well but this was just a brief summary! Hope this helped


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    Steinbeck was a great believer of fate.
    You could link fate with Curley's wife because in order for her to do something/achieve something she needs to do it through men and has to make herself more sexually available to them - that's her fate since she lives in a patriarchal society that's very sexist.
    You could link it with Lennie and how because of his disability and how the welfare state was not introduced during the time which meant that Lennie couldn't get help and so unfortunately was born in a time where he was labelled as insane (doesn't say this in the book but this is from general research lol). His dream was to have his own farm with bunnies but his fate wouldn't allow that to happen.
    You could use fate with other characters as well but this was just a brief summary! Hope this helped


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    Ohhh I never thought of that! I didn't even know it was a theme :')
    Thank you so much X


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    I am doing Lord Of The Flies, Of Mice And Men and the relationship cluster for poetry. Does anyone have any predictions, especially for Lord Of The Flies?
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    Ohhh I never thought of that! I didn't even know it was a theme :')
    Thank you so much X


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    Haha welcome


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    (Original post by typicalstudent1)
    How would fate/destiny tie in?
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    It's an unlikely theme to come up but it's a link to the poem's title - the best laid plans go to waste. I guess you'd talk about how the dog's death symbolises Candy's fate, the fate of George's broken dream, how C Wife died etc etc
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    You deserve a knighthood / damehood thanks so much!
    aha you're welcome, they're not the best but I hope they're useful
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    Anyone doing the short stories anthology for the aqa unit 1 English literature paper?


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    (Original post by surina16)
    Finally! Ahhh I'm so scared for it too like I just can't do the exam!!
    (Macbeth and pride and prejudide)
    Same, I hate Thomas Hardy with a passion though! There's far too many stories to remember it all!
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    Hi, im finding it difficult in choosing quotes for curly. Which ones are you going to remember?
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    Hello

    I have compiled together a list of all the relationships poems and themes that have come up in all available poetry past papers. This should give us a hint as to what poems we should revise more, however, we should still revise them all as anything could come up!

    Here is the list:

    2015 - Manhunt - damaged relationships
    OR Sister Maude - issues of trust

    2014 - Ghazal - use of form and structure to present ideas
    OR The Farmer's Bride - effect of endings

    2013 - Sonnet 116 - ideas about love
    OR Born Yesterday - hopes and wishes

    Jan13- Hour - ideas about time
    OR The Farmer's Bride - hopes and wishes

    2012 - Quickdraw - strong feelings about another person
    OR Praise Song for My Mother - language to present relationships

    Poems that haven't come up:

    In Paris with You, Brothers, Harmonium, Sonnet 43, To His Coy Mistress, Nettles, Born Yesterday.

    One conclusion we can make from this is that it is very likely that The Farmer's Bride will not come up for a third time in 2016, which is good, because it's long and nasty
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    Hello

    I have compiled together a list of all the relationships poems and themes that have come up in all available poetry past papers. This should give us a hint as to what poems we should revise more, however, we should still revise them all as anything could come up!

    Here is the list:

    2015 - Manhunt - damaged relationships
    OR Sister Maude - issues of trust

    2014 - Ghazal - use of form and structure to present ideas
    OR The Farmer's Bride - effect of endings

    2013 - Sonnet 116 - ideas about love
    OR Born Yesterday - hopes and wishes

    Jan13- Hour - ideas about time
    OR The Farmer's Bride - hopes and wishes

    2012 - Quickdraw - strong feelings about another person
    OR Praise Song for My Mother - language to present relationships

    Poems that haven't come up:

    In Paris with You, Brothers, Harmonium, Sonnet 43, To His Coy Mistress, Nettles, Born Yesterday.

    One conclusion we can make from this is that it is very likely that The Farmer's Bride will not come up for a third time in 2016, which is good, because it's long and nasty
    Omfg thank you so much!
    Sort of relieved that farmers bride came up twice already however we never know whether it will come up this year or not! Hopefully not. Its sooo long haha.
    This year I think its 'To his coy mistress' and 'In paris with you'


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    Does anyone have any prediction's for the Conflict Cluster? Personally, I find this to be, arguably, one of the most difficult and strenuous from all the other clusters.
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    Has anyone done the 2015 paper AQA Enlgish Lit? Which poems were in that?
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    Of mice and men
    Conflict Cluster
    Sunlight on the grass

    Any ideas on how to revise Sunlight on the Grass? I'm not sure what I'm supposed to know about it. Symbolism? Word analysis?

    Also how to structure English lit answers?
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    In 2015, for the conflict cluster:

    Bayonet Charge (dk the theme) and Place in Mametz wood. It's likely they could repeat Bayonet charge despite it being last year, if you're suscribed to AQA, but highly unlikely for Mametz wood because it was recycled from the 2012 paper.

    So far, I plan to do 4poems today and 4 tomorrow. Quite hectic but hey, we got over a month
 
 
 
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