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    I'm a 30 year old who's found himself having to study the Edexcel English Language and Literature A level for career progression (and general personal fulfilment). Now I'm a little past it and can't say that I took A levels particularly seriously first time around, but I really want to (need to) do well in this one.

    I'm trying to get it done in one year (as I need it to get on a teacher training position) and have already read the texts (Wuthering Heights, The Bloody Chamber, The Importance on Being Ernest (and seen a production), All My Sons) and have recently finished going through base analysis of the anthology - Voices in Speech and Writing an Anthology. I'm also fairly well read (Burroughs, Dostoevsky, Camus, Satre -to name a few favourites) and educated to degree level. But... I lack other people's input into any aspect of my course, as I'm sadly doing it alone.

    What I want to know is if any of you out there with fresh young brains would be prepared to discuss any of the elements of this course with a tired old git like myself. I work in education so have a strong belief in the youth of today leading us into tomorrow and am in need of a bit of leading myself.

    If there's anyone that would like to help I'm currently trying to put together a general watch list for the texts in the anthology. I'm talking language use/purpose/specialised vocab(Logos, pathos, ethos type stuff)/reader engagement etc... Generally, what should I be looking for when analysing text and what do I need to do to write an A* answer?

    I would be very grateful for any response to this and it would further cement my belief that the younger generations are generous and commendable people.

    Thanks

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    (Original post by twangdoodle)
    Hi All

    I'm a 30 year old who's found himself having to study the Edexcel English Language and Literature A level for career progression (and general personal fulfilment). Now I'm a little past it and can't say that I took A levels particularly seriously first time around, but I really want to (need to) do well in this one.

    I'm trying to get it done in one year (as I need it to get on a teacher training position) and have already read the texts (Wuthering Heights, The Bloody Chamber, The Importance on Being Ernest (and seen a production), All My Sons) and have recently finished going through base analysis of the anthology - Voices in Speech and Writing an Anthology. I'm also fairly well read (Burroughs, Dostoevsky, Camus, Satre -to name a few favourites) and educated to degree level. But... I lack other people's input into any aspect of my course, as I'm sadly doing it alone.

    What I want to know is if any of you out there with fresh young brains would be prepared to discuss any of the elements of this course with a tired old git like myself. I work in education so have a strong belief in the youth of today leading us into tomorrow and am in need of a bit of leading myself.

    If there's anyone that would like to help I'm currently trying to put together a general watch list for the texts in the anthology. I'm talking language use/purpose/specialised vocab(Logos, pathos, ethos type stuff)/reader engagement etc... Generally, what should I be looking for when analysing text and what do I need to do to write an A* answer?

    I would be very grateful for any response to this and it would further cement my belief that the younger generations are generous and commendable people.

    Thanks

    Mr.P
    I applaud your enthusiasm but I doubt you will find exactly what you're looking for on here.

    I would suggest you find a local college or school that maybe teach these few texts and see if you can pop in when teachers are teaching it. Of course, this will depend on the headteacher of the school. But, I think you stand a greater shot, especially if you mention it is to get onto a teaching training course.

    Good luck though!
 
 
 
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