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I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips or advice, thanks.
research into the author, the time he wrote AIC etc, look at the context
focus on each character and what they represent. for example, arthur birling represents capitalism, the inspector could represent a conscience, god, or could be the voice of the author. the author was trying to get a socialist message across and he used the inspector to do that.
you can talk about the generational divide — the difference between the adults and the children. for example, mr and mrs birling didn’t seem to accept responsibility for their role in the girls death but eric and sheila did. talk about what this could mean.
like i said, i did my gcse’s in 2017 so i’m saying this all from my memory but i hope this helped a little
There is also Seneca Learning. They have specific notes and practice questions for Edexcel AIC.
seneca learning and quizlet are both good for quotes.
print off the edexcel specification and some practice questions and see what they ask for to try and get used to the exam style. exam technique's more important than ever with these new style papers so practice is key.
notes on all the characters, their attitudes and key quotes is a good place to start. context is important too- war, gender roles, industry, class, author intentions... structure of the play is a thing worth considering too.
make a habit of analysing quotes whether it's mentally or written. it'll help you a fair deal in the exam.
Sounds weird i know but to this day I can still remember that the Inspector was a moral, messianic force used as a vehicle by Priestley to present his socialistic ideas to an audience doubting the system of capitalism etc etc.... I still remember each song I made up for each text.
The lyrics don't need to be detailed - you'll remember lots associated with a quote just by remembering the quote itself.
Even if you're not musical I'd give it a try - you'll find you can remember lyrics to your favourite songs much easier than the words from a book so why not combine the two?
I ended up getting a 9 in Lit and an 8 in Lang and i attribute those grades to this method lol.
If you need any more advice then feel free to message me, I kinda miss doing GCSE English.