A Level English Literature Edexcel Exam Predictions 2019

Watch
This discussion is closed.
HKP24
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
Hello everyone,
I'm taking my Edexcel Literature A level this year
My texts are:
Prose- Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein
Drama- A Streetcar Named Desire, Hamlet
Poetry- Poems of the decade, Victorian Verse

Who else it taking the A level this year and what are your predictions- would be nice to know what everyone thinks

Also, if you have any useful resources, please post!!!

Good Luck!!
0
getschwifty
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
Hi! (sorry if this is a bit late)
I've been trying to guess the questions by looking at past paper questions for different texts. So for Streetcar I was thinking it could be one of these:

Romantic relationships
Women
Masculinity
Madness
Symbolism
Dialogue/conversation
Sense of futility
Conflicted loyalties
Identity
Social status/reputation
Survival
Loneliness
Rising tension
Two worlds colliding
Suffering
Morality


And here are some I found for The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein:

Dialogue
Anxiety
Violence
Good and evil
Social divisions
Love
Power
Injustice
Societies undergoing change
Dark side of humanity
Forms of oppression
Effects of isolation

I guess that quite a lot...but they definitely reuse questions so its worth having a look. I'm also doing Othello and Christina Rossetti poems btw.

Good luck with revision!
0
HKP24
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#3
oh wow that's really useful, thanks so much
Im trying to make essay plans for important themes so I can just memorise those when I write essays

I do Hamlet and Victorian Verse for poetry
(Original post by getschwifty)
Hi! (sorry if this is a bit late)
I've been trying to guess the questions by looking at past paper questions for different texts. So for Streetcar I was thinking it could be one of these:

Romantic relationships
Women
Masculinity
Madness
Symbolism
Dialogue/conversation
Sense of futility
Conflicted loyalties
Identity
Social status/reputation
Survival
Loneliness
Rising tension
Two worlds colliding
Suffering
Morality


And here are some I found for The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein:

Dialogue
Anxiety
Violence
Good and evil
Social divisions
Love
Power
Injustice
Societies undergoing change
Dark side of humanity
Forms of oppression
Effects of isolation

I guess that quite a lot...but they definitely reuse questions so its worth having a look. I'm also doing Othello and Christina Rossetti poems btw.

Good luck with revision!
0
getschwifty
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 year ago
#4
Also, I found a really useful critical essay for Frankenstein:

http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/Articles/mellor6.html (I promise it's not spam! )

It's kind of long but it links to Handmaid's Tale quite well...
(Original post by HKP24)
oh wow that's really useful, thanks so much
Im trying to make essay plans for important themes so I can just memorise those when I write essays

I do Hamlet and Victorian Verse for poetry
0
HKP24
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#5
awww, that's really sweet of you, thanks so much for the help!

What do you think is the hardest literature exam?
(Original post by getschwifty)
Also, I found a really useful critical essay for Frankenstein:

http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/Articles/mellor6.html (I promise it's not spam! )

It's kind of long but it links to Handmaid's Tale quite well...
0
pennyr
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
gender and motif for streetcar. Any suggestions for Hamlet?
0
getschwifty
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#7
Report 1 year ago
#7
Personally I find Poems of the Decade the most difficult, mostly because the unseen aspect can really throw me off. But most people in my class find the prose paper really hard.
(Original post by HKP24)
awww, that's really sweet of you, thanks so much for the help!

What do you think is the hardest literature exam?
0
HKP24
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#8
Vengeance
Masculinity
(Original post by pennyr)
gender and motif for streetcar. Any suggestions for Hamlet?
0
a_levels_188
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#9
Report 1 year ago
#9
I do Streetcar, Antony and Cleopatra, Frankenstein & The Handmaid's Tale, Rossetti and Poem's of the decade.

I reckon for Prose it will be something to do with gender, as they haven't brought up gender as far as I am aware. So, it could be something like 'the connection between gender and knowledge' or 'the role of gender in good and evil'. That would be my prediction.
0
getschwifty
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 year ago
#10
There was a question about 'gender in the misuse of science' recently, but I can't remember which year
(Original post by a_levels_188)
I do Streetcar, Antony and Cleopatra, Frankenstein & The Handmaid's Tale, Rossetti and Poem's of the decade.

I reckon for Prose it will be something to do with gender, as they haven't brought up gender as far as I am aware. So, it could be something like 'the connection between gender and knowledge' or 'the role of gender in good and evil'. That would be my prediction.
0
a_levels_188
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#11
Report 1 year ago
#11
Ah really? I didn't know that, thank you!
(Original post by getschwifty)
There was a question about 'gender in the misuse of science' recently, but I can't remember which year
0
Louwhitta
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 year ago
#12
(Original post by getschwifty)
Hi! (sorry if this is a bit late)
I've been trying to guess the questions by looking at past paper questions for different texts. So for Streetcar I was thinking it could be one of these:

Romantic relationships
Women
Masculinity
Madness
Symbolism
Dialogue/conversation
Sense of futility
Conflicted loyalties
Identity
Social status/reputation
Survival
Loneliness
Rising tension
Two worlds colliding
Suffering
Morality


And here are some I found for The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein:

Dialogue
Anxiety
Violence
Good and evil
Social divisions
Love
Power
Injustice
Societies undergoing change
Dark side of humanity
Forms of oppression
Effects of isolation

I guess that quite a lot...but they definitely reuse questions so its worth having a look. I'm also doing Othello and Christina Rossetti poems btw.

Good luck with revision!
Any suggestions for the Othello question?
0
Shiver2319
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#13
Report 1 year ago
#13
Seriously hoping something about comedy/tragic hero for Othello.
And the character of Mitch for Streetcar.
(Original post by Louwhitta)
Any suggestions for the Othello question?
0
safiyyahahsan
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#14
Report 1 year ago
#14
omg the character literally better be Mitch, my teacher thought that too
for Othello we were thinking Emilia or Racial Prejudice
(Original post by Shiver2319)
Seriously hoping something about comedy/tragic hero for Othello.
And the character of Mitch for Streetcar.
0
Shiver2319
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#15
Report 1 year ago
#15
Yes, I think Emilia is also likelyy
(Original post by safiyyahahsan)
omg the character literally better be Mitch, my teacher thought that too
for Othello we were thinking Emilia or Racial Prejudice
0
12ernam05
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#16
Report 1 year ago
#16
does anyone know what the streetcar named desire questions were for the AS edexcel paper ? because they tend to ask similar questions in AS and A2 papers
0
Shannon_0210
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#17
Report 1 year ago
#17
The texts I study:
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
'The Little stranger' and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'
'Poems of the Decade' and 'The Romantics'
any predictions???
0
nat050602
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#18
Report 1 year ago
#18
From what I can remember the Streetcar prompts were 1.
0
nat050602
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#19
Report 1 year ago
#19
From what I can remember the prompts were
1. " the male characters brutishness is made unbelievable" Discuss how Williams presents masculinity in a streetcar named desire.
2. " the characters are more afraid of loneliness than dying"
These aren't word for what but they were the main discussion points and themes. A lot of people thought mitch as a character would come up for AS and it did not, therefore he may come up in your exam. Hope this was helpful, and good luck in all your exams!
(Original post by 12ernam05)
does anyone know what the streetcar named desire questions were for the AS edexcel paper ? because they tend to ask similar questions in AS and A2 papers
0
Dilpreetsrah
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#20
Report 1 year ago
#20
(Original post by getschwifty)
Hi! (sorry if this is a bit late)
I've been trying to guess the questions by looking at past paper questions for different texts. So for Streetcar I was thinking it could be one of these:

Romantic relationships
Women
Masculinity
Madness
Symbolism
Dialogue/conversation
Sense of futility
Conflicted loyalties
Identity
Social status/reputation
Survival
Loneliness
Rising tension
Two worlds colliding
Suffering
Morality


And here are some I found for The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein:

Dialogue
Anxiety
Violence
Good and evil
Social divisions
Love
Power
Injustice
Societies undergoing change
Dark side of humanity
Forms of oppression
Effects of isolation

I guess that quite a lot...but they definitely reuse questions so its worth having a look. I'm also doing Othello and Christina Rossetti poems btw.

Good luck with revision!
Hi what are your predictions for Othello
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Current uni students - are you thinking of dropping out of university?

Yes, I'm seriously considering dropping out (58)
14.87%
I'm not sure (14)
3.59%
No, I'm going to stick it out for now (132)
33.85%
I have already dropped out (6)
1.54%
I'm not a current university student (180)
46.15%

Watched Threads

View All