AQA/EDEXCEL GCSE English Literature Paper 2 *RESOURCES* Watch
Here are act/scene/plot summaries, character summaries, themes/emblems/motifs etc for some of the texts in section A.( I know for AQA its modern prose and edexcel its 19th century novel, so just choose whichevrr text applies to you.)
Blood Brothers - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35...ew?usp=sharing
An Inspector Calls -
Animal Farm - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35...ew?usp=sharing
Jane Eyre - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C4x...ew?usp=sharing
Jekyll and Hyde - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3...ew?usp=sharing
A Christmas Carol - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35...ew?usp=sharing
Great Expectations - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35...ew?usp=sharing
Pride and Prejudice - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35...ew?usp=sharing
Never Let Me Go - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35...ew?usp=sharing
If anyone needs frankenstein, or any other text, let me know and I'll see if I haved them stored somewhere, it's just the above ones seem to be the most popular texts studied.
In terms of seen poetry I don't have resources except for handwritten *very messy* notes, but I would recommend looking on youtube at Mr Bruff or Mr Salles, their videos are great!
Unseen Poetry -
****I am also sitting the exam tomorrow and by no means am I a professional, so please don't solely rely on my advice, if all goes wrong (which I hope it doesn't) please do not hold me to blame - this a disclaimer! *****
Moving on frm that, in my last unseen poetry assessment, I scored 22/24 from following these five steps:
read the poem and look for LITERAL meaning, what is the poem about literally.
look for poetic devices; similes metaphors possessive nouns etc
look at structure and form; is it a sonnet? a dramatic monologue? is it tightly controlled in rhyme scheme or iambic pentameter? how many stanzas? if its one long stanza, its usually to create a feeling of being overwhelmed, couplets usually symbolize unity etc
look for subtleties and inconsistencies; this is anything you find that does NOT fit in with the literal meaning of the poem, often a phrase that stands out, or some kind of juxtaposition.
answer the question. what is the relationship with _______? analyse specific uses of language structure and form, are there any potential conflicts? could it be argued that ______? bring together all of your points in a hypothesis: this would usually be a two lined argument - the poet presents _____ to look like ______ but its undermined by /actually conveys ______
(credits to mr bruffs video on unseen poetry)
Good luck everyone!
i appreciate the amount of effort you went into, thank u !! but the jekyll and hyde link doesn't work