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Here is the poetry guide I just wrote (shameless promo )


Welcome to TSR's very own English study group!

We already have a study group for A-level philosophy/RS, and I thought we could use a similar one for English. You can use this thread to discuss the concepts and texts you're studying and help each other out with your English literature or language (or both!) studies. Get started by introducing yourself below!





Are you in Year 12 or Year 13?
Are you studying English language, English literature or both?
Which exam board are you using?
What are your set texts? (for English literature)
What do you enjoy most/are you looking forward to most about English?

Resources
Specifications:
English literature: OCR (AS) // AQA // Edexcel (AS)
English language: OCR (AS) // AQA // Edexcel (AS)
English language & literature combined: OCR (AS) // AQA // Edexcel (AS)

Websites:
A compilation of English language resources
Shmoop
SparkNotes
No Fear Shakespeare
CliffsNotes

More resources courtesy of Baniazz (thank you!)
https://blogasenglish.wordpress.com/
http://crossref-it.info/
http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/default.htm
https://www.yorknotes.com/
http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/ev...ers/index.html
http://www.bookrags.com/browse/study...ge=1#gsc.tab=0
http://www.shakespeareswords.com/
https://revisionforhumanity.wordpres...sh-literature/
http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/

EDIT: [31/12/18]
Book Discussion Threads:
Handmaid's Tale: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5360316
Streetcar Named Desire: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5698354
Wife of Bath for Chaucer: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5704468

EDIT: [24/09/19]
Prose guide: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5880738


If you know any more websites which you think should be included here, let me know!


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Doing both.
Ocr for English literature. Doing Measure for measure, age of innocence, dolls House and selected poems of Christina Rossetti.
Wjec English language
I am in year 13
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English Literature,
No idea,
So far, I know of: Great Gatsby, Grapes of Wrath, Hamlet.
Texts seem quite interesting.
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thanks for the tag 💓 this is a really good idea. I'm in Year 13 and I'm studying English Literature and might be doing AS English Language aswell. I'm not sure of my exam board but my Set Texts are:
• The Handmaid's Tale
• 1984
• Hamlet
• Chaucer
(I don't know about poetry yet)
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* I'm in Y12 (I don't want to wish this year away aha)
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(Original post by wordsandroses)
thanks for the tag 💓 this is a really good idea. I'm in Year 13 and I'm studying English Literature and might be doing AS English Language aswell. I'm not sure of my exam board but my Set Texts are:
• The Handmaid's Tale
• 1984
• Hamlet
• Chaucer
(I don't know about poetry yet)
I'm also doing The Handmaid's Tale! Have you read it?
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Great Idea! Thanks for tagging me
I'm in Year 12 and doing English

Literature (AQA).
The texts I'm doing are The Importance of Being Earnest, The Taming of the Shrew, Emma, The Kite Runner, The Handmaiden's Tale and Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.

I absolutely love analysing Literature so I can't wait for lessons to truly begin!
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Just realised I haven't answered the questions myself :lol:
- Year 12
- English literature
- Edexcel
- The Handmaid's Tale, Frankenstein, Othello, A Streetcar Named Desire, Poetry of the Decade (various writers) and I'll be doing some poetry by John Donne next year.
- I'm looking forward to being able to add in some context, after all those years of abstract GCSE lit crit! I also really like my set texts.
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this is such a good idea omg

year 12
english literature
unsure of exam board atm, i think OCR
only text im aware of atm is 1984
im not looking forward to anything LOL
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Thanks for the tag!
Year 13 doing English Lit edexcel
- A streetcar named desire
- Hamlet
- Wuthering heights and mrs dalloway
- John keats poetry
I'm acc looking forward for my coursework as we chose our own texts
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Thanks for tagging me (: Year 12, English Lit Edexcel
The texts we're doing are: Tess of the D'Urbervilles; Wuthering Heights; Poems of the Decade; A Streetcar Named Desire
+ I just really like critical analysis of texts and writing essays.
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(Original post by faloodeh)
this is such a good idea omg

year 12
english literature
unsure of exam board atm, i think OCR
only text im aware of atm is 1984
im not looking forward to anything LOL
1984 omg I lovee that book :heart: you have plenty to look forward to there!
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1984 omg I lovee that book :heart: you have plenty to look forward to there!
yeah honestly i loved reading it. i think reading is the only thing ill look forward to doing
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yeah honestly i loved reading it. i think reading is the only thing ill look forward to doing
Your 1984 essay titles could be pretty fun as well. I'd love to write something on Newspeak and the concept of cutting down a lexicon as a method of limiting free thought (and link it to the Soviet Union) but I'm a huge linguistics nerd so that's right up my street :P
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Hi! I'm in year 12, I study English literature - just started. We use the OCR exam board (fml I know) and we aren't sure what texts we're doing just yet. I am looking forward most to the coursework because we get to compare novels and it's completely our choice - so I really love the freedom to choose a text that best suits you!
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Hiyaaa! Thanks for the tag btw I'm in year 12 and doing WJEC English Literature
As far as I know we're studying Jane Eyre and A Streetcar Named Desire and Poetry stuff by Hughes and Plath I'm looking forward to more in-depth analysis as GCSE wasn't quite there sadly.
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I'm also doing The Handmaid's Tale! Have you read it?
Not yet! But I saw the tv show and rlly enjoyed it and then found out it was one of my books xx
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im in year 13!

Doing One Flew Over The Cuckoos nest & Streetcar for coursework. Idk about our set texts yet.

I got a *****y E last year so i'm pulling out all the stops to get a good grade this year

am i the only one who hates speaking in english classes :// shyness sucksssssss
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Thanks for the tag! Hi everyone
Year 12 or Year 13?
Year 13 (already??)

Are you studying English language, English literature or both?
English LITerature

Which exam board are you using?
Edexcel

What are your set texts? (for English literature)
The Murder Room & Lady Audley's Secret, A Streetcar Named Desire & Othello, Keats poetry, modern poetry

What do you enjoy most/are you looking forward to most about English?
We're doing coursework atm and it's stressful haha but I'm looking forward to actually getting to write it. I also loved the modern poetry we did last year (:
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Thanks for the tag!

I'm in Year 13, studying English literature with OCR. My set texts are Hamlet, Paradise Lost books 9&10, The Great Gatsby, The History Boys, which I've already studied, The Bell Jar and Feminine Gospels for coursework, and The Duchess of Malfi and The Age Of Innocence which I haven't studied yet! I enjoy doing independent research during English, and I'm actually really looking forward to doing my coursework
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