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I'm really struggling as to what the AO's really mean for eng lit. Does A04 mean connections to an entirely different text?! Someone please tell me what they mean in understandable english!
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I'm really struggling as to what the AO's really mean for eng lit. Does A04 mean connections to an entirely different text?! Someone please tell me what they mean in understandable english!
Hi there.

The A04 assessment objective is for making connections between two texts that you have studied over the year. In the poetry exam, you might get a question asking you to compare themes between a poem the exam board choose for you and one you choose on your own from the same poetry anthology. You will have studied both poems over the year so don't worry about not knowing how to make connections between the poems. To get A04 marks, you have to compare ideas from the poem they give you and the poem you choose on your own, describing where the poems are similar or different. You can do this by writing things like "Both of these poems share the themes of..." or "The first poem shows the theme of... while the second poem shows the theme of..." and then backing your point up by quotes etc, In the prose exam, you already know the two books you should be studying so the A04 marks there come from comparing themes between those two books.

I hope this answer was clear enough for you.
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Hi there.

The A04 assessment objective is for making connections between two texts that you have studied over the year. In the poetry exam, you might get a question asking you to compare themes between a poem the exam board choose for you and one you choose on your own from the same poetry anthology. You will have studied both poems over the year so don't worry about not knowing how to make connections between the poems. To get A04 marks, you have to compare ideas from the poem they give you and the poem you choose on your own, describing where the poems are similar or different. You can do this by writing things like "Both of these poems share the themes of..." or "The first poem shows the theme of... while the second poem shows the theme of..." and then backing your point up by quotes etc, In the prose exam, you already know the two books you should be studying so the A04 marks there come from comparing themes between those two books.

I hope this answer was clear enough for you.
Hi, thank you so much for this, I really appreciate it! I now understand it, cheers
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No problem!

I'm actually taking English Lit and English Lang at A2 right now so if you have any more questions, ask away!

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No problem!

I'm actually taking English Lit and English Lang at A2 right now so if you have any more questions, ask away!

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cool, what exam board and books?
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I'm on Edexcel for English Lit. As the exams are linear this year, my class are only studying King Lear for the prose exam this year due to the fact that we will be tested on the books we studied in AS aswell - War of the Worlds and The Handmaid's Tale.

Which exam board are you on and which books are you studying?

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I'm on Edexcel for English Lit. As the exams are linear this year, my class are only studying King Lear for the prose exam this year due to the fact that we will be tested on the books we studied in AS aswell - War of the Worlds and The Handmaid's Tale.

Which exam board are you on and which books are you studying?

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also edexcel! for drama - othello and streetcar

prose - the little stranger (which sucks so bad) and dorian gray
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That sounds nice!

I did Streetcar last year for the Drama component and I thought it was rather enjoyable.

For the prose side, I haven't heard of the little stranger but I've heard that Dorian Grey is entertaining.

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also edexcel! for drama - othello and streetcar

prose - the little stranger (which sucks so bad) and dorian gray
No way, I'm doing the exact same texts! Agreed that TLS is awful beyond belief
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No way, I'm doing the exact same texts! Agreed that TLS is awful beyond belief
such a shame its our a level right
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such a shame its our a level right
Don't know if I am on the right thread but did u guys just do the paper
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Yes!
The last exam is finally over!

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Yes!
The last exam is finally over!

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YAY! But I was just wondering, for the unseen... what did u think the poem always about because me and my friend got completely different answers
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I don't think I really got what the poem was about but I chose the question about family relationships.

I said that the mother in the unseen poem was a single mother taking care of her child and the line where it said 'her head like a drunk's' might've represented the father.

I mainly just talked about how the relationship between parents is stronger in Genetics compared to the unseen poem.

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I don't think I really got what the poem was about but I chose the question about family relationships.

I said that the mother in the unseen poem was a single mother taking care of her child and the line where it said 'her head like a drunk's' might've represented the father.

I mainly just talked about how the relationship between parents is stronger in Genetics compared to the unseen poem.

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My friend also put similar but I put that the speaker in the unseen wasn't the mother... starting to regret that!! Because it said something along the lines of 'knows of nobody' or seomthjng like that.. I got the feeling it wasn't a family member
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Hey guys. I did the unseen exam too- there seems to have been lots of different interpretations from everyone I know! This might be helpful.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.t...thryn-simmonds
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No problem!

I'm actually taking English Lit and English Lang at A2 right now so if you have any more questions, ask away!

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hey what books did you do for drama
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hey what books did you do for drama
Hey!

It's been quite a while since I finished my A-Levels (8 months I think) but I still remember which books I was doing. For English Lit, I believe our 2 Drama books were King Lear and A Streetcar Named Desire. I remember A Streetcar Named Desire was continued from Year 12 while King Lear was new for Year 13.
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