AQA A- level English Language and Literature Paper 1 7707/1 - 07 Jun 2018

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Exam for A-level English Language and Literature Paper 1 (7707/1) June 2018 series
Start time: pm
Duration: 3h

There are 3 sections to this exam:
Section A: Remembered Places (Paris)
Section B: Imagined Worlds (Depends on option)
Section C: Poetic Voices (Depends on option)

This is my first exam. How are you guys revising for each section and what options do you do? I do Frankenstein and Heaney.

Oh if anyone has advice on the creative writing recast task, would be great.
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Im in year 12 so I'll be doing mocks but thought I'd pop by and say hi anyways seeing as there arent a lot of us Lit/Langers on here (also doing Heaney and Paris too!) how did you find the course and how are you revising?
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Hi Image Nice exam thread! I've added it to our big list of exam threads here where you can find helpful threads for all the exams you're doing Image If you feel like making any more exam threads, let me know the link and I can add it in as well! Happy revising Image
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I think getting key terminology right is really important for these exams.
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I think getting key terminology right is really important for these exams.
I know right even though its a lang/lit course and uses the stylistic approach (literary stylistics); i still feel like there is a more predominant emphasis on the language side of things, if you even identify the wrong terminologgy such as you mistakenly say its demonstrative pronoun over a demonstrative determiner, your overall answer no matter how good, bogs down. I wished I did lit--there was more freedom.
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If you have or anyone has tips on how to compare literary with non literary for the coursework, would be great.
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(Original post by TerribleGrades)
I know right even though its a lang/lit course and uses the stylistic approach (literary stylistics); i still feel like there is a more predominant emphasis on the language side of things, if you even identify the wrong terminologgy such as you mistakenly say its demonstrative pronoun over a demonstrative determiner, your overall answer no matter how good, bogs down. I wished I did lit--there was more freedom.
yeah, lang lit is really good, i feel like if you're going to take an english course, you may aswell take both lit and lang tbh.. in that way ur not restricted from studying one thing .

cant you change?
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If you have or anyone has tips on how to compare literary with non literary for the coursework, would be great.
is this the NEA for aqa which is worth 20%?

i've already done mine and submitted it, and my teachers have told me i've done pretty well, but i think thats because my subject choice was very unique and interesting. ahahah
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yeah, lang lit is really good, i feel like if you're going to take an english course, you may aswell take both lit and lang tbh.. in that way ur not restricted from studying one thing .

cant you change?
Yeah I like it in the sense that its developed my understanding of terminology, know more about writers craft and methods/techniques employed. It's just dry. There is no open interpretation really. This adverb has this effect ect. hahah no im in y13.
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Yeah I like it in the sense that its developed my understanding of terminology, know more about writers craft and methods/techniques employed. It's just dry. There is no open interpretation really. This adverb has this effect ect. hahah no im in y13.
Ahh right, you study like 6 novels am i right?
Yeah,with langlit you can have ur own interpretations and even if u make mistakes in teminology its not too bad, but what i find hard is liking to A03 and talking about context and genre and talking about terms such as hubris, hamartia, tragedy etc etc...

im in yr 13 too!
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(Original post by soIiIoquy)
is this the NEA for aqa which is worth 20%?

i've already done mine and submitted it, and my teachers have told me i've done pretty well, but i think thats because my subject choice was very unique and interesting. ahahah
if you could be so kind enough to let me look at it that would be great. like mines about dystopia and politics. so i have to like say how this verb in the book and this verb in the non fiction text are similar but they are completely different things! i know fiction and non fiction are on a continiuum but the texts ive chosen are just on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Welp. (":
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Ahh right, you study like 6 novels am i right?
Yeah,with langlit you can have ur own interpretations and even if u make mistakes in teminology its not too bad, but what i find hard is liking to A03 and talking about context and genre and talking about terms such as hubris, hamartia, tragedy etc etc...

im in yr 13 too!
The texts I do are Frankenstein, Gatsby and A streetcar named desire. Paris Anthology and then poetry (Heaney)

yes context for paris was okay for me. but context for gatsby and the other 2 are more hard for me to put in an essay.
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if you could be so kind enough to let me look at it that would be great. like mines about dystopia and politics. so i have to like say how this verb in the book and this verb in the non fiction text are similar but they are completely different things! i know fiction and non fiction are on a continiuum but the texts ive chosen are just on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Welp. (":

Yes thats no problem, but i'l have to email them to you because my work is still under moderation and I don't want people to get done for plagiarizing if you get what I mean.
Mines about how the hijab is represented in modern American society

The thing is I'll let you look at mine, but I just dont want you to get mixed up and get ideas from mine because you're doing literature and thats a different course. But if it helps you can have a look. ill pm u my email
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The texts I do are Frankenstein, Gatsby and A streetcar named desire. Paris Anthology and then poetry (Heaney)

yes context for paris was okay for me. but context for gatsby and the other 2 are more hard for me to put in an essay.
Ooh,i do gatsby, steetcar and paris AND heaney for poetry too!

context is reallyhard, i just need to make sure i do wider research and stuff and not just talk about generic stuff e.g gender differences and social class .
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(Original post by TerribleGrades)
The texts I do are Frankenstein, Gatsby and A streetcar named desire. Paris Anthology and then poetry (Heaney)

yes context for paris was okay for me. but context for gatsby and the other 2 are more hard for me to put in an essay.
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just sent the attachment check ur inbox
Thanks! what grade did you get at AS?
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Thanks! what grade did you get at AS?
i didnt do any AS's mine are all linear


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Hey! Could you guys please share your revision tips/material? I'm doing Gatsby, Dracula and Streetcar, I've literally never heard of hubris/demonstrative pronoun before, so I'm slightly worried x_X
Demonstrative pronouns just fall under language level 1: lexis and AO1. My advice would be to borrow or buy the textbook for your course and have a flick through.
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Reaching out to lang/litters - anyone wanna make an ongoing study group? Also does anyone wanna do english at uni, and what other subjects did you take?
I really like the look of English at Bristol haha. I take eng lang/lit, spanish and psychology
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