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Any predictions for what poem or theme (conflict/relationship/nature) will come up for wjec exam board. GCSEs in less than a month and theres SO much to learn! Any ideas?
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Would like London, ozymandias or Dulce et decorum. I hate all the poems related to relationships. They are so hard.
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Yes they are! so is nature
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Would like London, ozymandias or Dulce et decorum. I hate all the poems related to relationships. They are so hard.
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Yes they are! so is nature
Nature is ok. War and Conflict is good. Sonnet and Valentine is good.
But what the hell is she walks in beauty, Cozy apologia, a wife in London.
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Nature is ok. War and Conflict is good. Sonnet and Valentine is good.
But what the hell is she walks in beauty, Cozy apologia, a wife in London.
Hmm.. not a fan of death of a naturalist or hawk roosting either so if war/conflict comes up i will actually cry
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It is very unlikely that nature poems would come up due to the fact that they came up last year. Environment may come up, however, it does not have a strong opportunity compared to love and war. Furthermore, since this is the first year that we are doing this anthology they would not want us to fail especially because examiners are told to mark positively, thus, it I come to the conclusion that there is a very strong opportunity for love or war themes poems to come up.
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Hmm.. not a fan of death of a naturalist or hawk roosting either so if war/conflict comes up i will actually cry
I would recommend that you actually revise war/conflict themed poems due to their high chance of coming up.
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The best method and the most efficient method to revise all the poems in my opinion is this:

Since there are 18 poems and 4 themes (which are: )

Romance & Love
Sonnet 43
She walks in Beauty
Valentine
Cozy apologia
Nature
Death of a naturalist
Excerpt from a prelude
Afternoons
Hawk Roosting
To Autumn
War & Conflict
The soldier
A Wife in London
The Manhunt
Mametz Wood
Dulce et Decorum Est
Environment
As Imperceptibly as Grief
Living Space
Ozymandias
London

Revise two poems from each theme. I personally plan to eliminate Nature since To Autumn came up in the specimen paper. I am replacing the two poems that I was to learn from Nature with one poem from War & Conflict and the other fromRomance & Love. If any other poem that I have not revised comes up I will tackle it as hidden poem with some background information from my lessons


This is purely my advice based on what I am planning to do. If anyone has better ideas please do share.
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It is very unlikely that nature poems would come up due to the fact that they came up last year. Environment may come up, however, it does not have a strong opportunity compared to love and war. Furthermore, since this is the first year that we are doing this anthology they would not want us to fail especially because examiners are told to mark positively, thus, it I come to the conclusion that there is a very strong opportunity for love or war themes poems to come up.
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I would recommend that you actually revise war/conflict themed poems due to their high chance of coming up.
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The best method and the most efficient method to revise all the poems in my opinion is this:

Since there are 18 poems and 4 themes (which are: )

Romance & Love
Sonnet 43
She walks in Beauty
Valentine
Cozy apologia
Nature
Death of a naturalist
Excerpt from a prelude
Afternoons
Hawk Roosting
To Autumn
War & Conflict
The soldier
A Wife in London
The Manhunt
Mametz Wood
Dulce et Decorum Est
Environment
As Imperceptibly as Grief
Living Space
Ozymandias
London

Revise two poems from each theme. I personally plan to eliminate Nature since To Autumn came up in the specimen paper. I am replacing the two poems that I was to learn from Nature with one poem from War & Conflict and the other fromRomance & Love. If any other poem that I have not revised comes up I will tackle it as hidden poem with some background information from my lessons


This is purely my advice based on what I am planning to do. If anyone has better ideas please do share.
Thats rather clever and is quite helpul. Thank you
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Thats rather clever and is quite helpul. Thank you
You are welcome. If you do have any different techniques please do share
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I would like to request that if anyone has good essays, notes, resources, presentations or revision booklets on any of the poems to please share them on this thread to enable the best optimum revision.
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does anyone have any comparative points for to autumn and death of a naturalist?
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this is v good for last minute revision
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Has anyone else not finished the poems in lessons yet? There was so much course content, and we still have 8 poems to do.
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(Original post by 6085)
Since there are 18 poems and 4 themes (which are: )

Romance & Love
Sonnet 43
She walks in Beauty
Valentine
Cozy apologia
Nature
Death of a naturalist
Excerpt from a prelude
Afternoons
Hawk Roosting
To Autumn
War & Conflict
The soldier
A Wife in London
The Manhunt
Mametz Wood
Dulce et Decorum Est
Environment
As Imperceptibly as Grief
Living Space
Ozymandias
London
How did you decide on the 4 themes and what poems came under each
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I have had a gut instinct for ages that it would be either: London, Ozymandias or Dulce... so coincidental that this is someone else's on the comments aswell.
Nature came up last year and is the specimen exemplar so I doubt that it would come up. Also, let's not forget that Nature is (from the majority of people's opinions) the hardest theme and there is no Foundation or Higher paper so therefore, it will not be too hard a poem to analyse as it has to suit all capabilities.
I really believe that London has a high chance of coming up due to the fact that it is (overall) a well-liked poem and compatible for all/most abilities. Also, due to this being the first year with the new GCSEs they won't choose a poem to challenging as they would get "hammered" in complaints etc.
Also, for Ozymandias (a little Context with the real world): A statue of Ramasees II was recently found in the news.
However, I hope that Dulce comes up as it has the most in depth analysed potential to give a high amount of marks. On the other hand, I do have a vision that I see: A Wife in London and The Manhunt apppearing (especially A Wife In London ; in particular).
I highly believe that it will be: London, Ozymandias, Dulce or A Wife In London (possibly The Manhunt too).
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hello, I'm just curious as to which exact poems you're focusing on? I'm struggling to narrow it down to just 8 and with the exams approaching so quickly, I would appreciate knowing which ones you are focusing on thanks for the help you've given so far
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There's been a lot of hints at Afternoons, A Wife in London, She Walks in Beauty, and Manhunt. We've not been told directly but thats the general impression that most schools on the WJEC have been getting.
I think I'll be revising The Solider too as that can be compared easily for nature or conflict.
Also high chance of a romantic poet coming up seen as the government were determined to get it onto the spec so I'd try and remember general context for that.
Good luck in the exam
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My school predicts Conflict/war as the most likely, then love/relationships. They thing Dulce is a likely one. To Autumn came up in ever example the board have sent out, so I'm eliminating those. Id learn all conflict first then love then the rest. I personally am not learning any nature as the chances of it coming up are very slim, if you want to learn those I would leave it till the end. To Autumn has roughly one or two percent chance of coming up so I wouldn't learn that. Priorities conflict.
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(Original post by n.ina)
hello, I'm just curious as to which exact poems you're focusing on? I'm struggling to narrow it down to just 8 and with the exams approaching so quickly, I would appreciate knowing which ones you are focusing on thanks for the help you've given so far
Im not learning: mametz wood, death of a naturalist, to autumn.
Nature is unlikely to come up, id leave that to last. Prioritise conflict
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