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I'm not sure what question to do for the extract I was looking at in a sample paper? The extract question comes up under three options which are drama and prose contextual linking, prose and poetry contextual linking and drama and poetry contextual linking.

Which one of these am I meant to do?
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Is this AQA A-Level Paper 2? If so, it should be the same unseen extract for each option.
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Is this AQA A-Level Paper 2? If so, it should be the same unseen extract for each option.
Yes I was looking at the June 2018 paper 2b on the aqa website, I'm just not sure which one I'm supposed to do
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Is this AQA A-Level Paper 2? If so, it should be the same unseen extract for each option.
Yes I was looking at the June 2018 paper 2b on the aqa website, I'm just not sure which of the three options for the extract question I'm supposed to do
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Yes I was looking at the June 2018 paper 2b on the aqa website, I'm just not sure which of the three options for the extract question I'm supposed to do
It depends on the texts you are studying. Everyone studies a poetry, drama and prose text, and these are divided into Core Set Texts (assessed in Section A of the exam), and Comparative Set Texts (assessed in section B of the exam). If only your poetry text is on the Core Set Texts list, for example, then you have to do Option 1 on the paper (Poetry Set Text and Drama and Prose Contextual Linking). If more than one of your texts are on the Core list, then you can choose which one you write a comparative essay on. For example, I did Skirrid Hill and A Streetcar Named Desire, both of which are on the Core list, so on the day of the exam I chose to answer the Section A question on Skirrid and the Section B question comparing Streetcar to my prose text (Spies).

I hope that answers your question! I don't know why they had to make the exam format so complicated haha Which texts are you doing?
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It depends on the texts you are studying. Everyone studies a poetry, drama and prose text, and these are divided into Core Set Texts (assessed in Section A of the exam), and Comparative Set Texts (assessed in section B of the exam). If only your poetry text is on the Core Set Texts list, for example, then you have to do Option 1 on the paper (Poetry Set Text and Drama and Prose Contextual Linking). If more than one of your texts are on the Core list, then you can choose which one you write a comparative essay on. For example, I did Skirrid Hill and A Streetcar Named Desire, both of which are on the Core list, so on the day of the exam I chose to answer the Section A question on Skirrid and the Section B question comparing Streetcar to my prose text (Spies).

I hope that answers your question! I don't know why they had to make the exam format so complicated haha Which texts are you doing?
I'm doing streetcar and handmaids tale
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It depends on the texts you are studying. Everyone studies a poetry, drama and prose text, and these are divided into Core Set Texts (assessed in Section A of the exam), and Comparative Set Texts (assessed in section B of the exam). If only your poetry text is on the Core Set Texts list, for example, then you have to do Option 1 on the paper (Poetry Set Text and Drama and Prose Contextual Linking). If more than one of your texts are on the Core list, then you can choose which one you write a comparative essay on. For example, I did Skirrid Hill and A Streetcar Named Desire, both of which are on the Core list, so on the day of the exam I chose to answer the Section A question on Skirrid and the Section B question comparing Streetcar to my prose text (Spies).

I hope that answers your question! I don't know why they had to make the exam format so complicated haha Which texts are you doing?
Was just looking at the list you linked, I'm doing feminine gospels, handmiads tale and streetcar so I would do the extract question in section b I'm assuming?
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Was just looking at the list you linked, I'm doing feminine gospels, handmiads tale and streetcar so I would do the extract question in section b I'm assuming?
All of those are on the Core Set Texts list, so you have free choice. You could do Option 1 (essay on Feminine Gospels alone + essay on unseen extract + comparison of Streetcar and Handmaids) or Option 2 (essay on Streetcar alone + essay on unseen extract + comparison of Feminine Gospels and Handmaids) or Option 3 (essay on Handmaids alone + essay on unseen extract + comparison of Feminine Gospels and Streetcar).

It just depends which text you prefer writing about on its own, and which two you would like to compare. Your teacher might recommend a particular option, or you may decide part way through the year that you prefer comparing a particular two of the texts.

Good luck!
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All of those are on the Core Set Texts list, so you have free choice. You could do Option 1 (essay on Feminine Gospels alone + essay on unseen extract + comparison of Streetcar and Handmaids) or Option 2 (essay on Streetcar alone + essay on unseen extract + comparison of Feminine Gospels and Handmaids) or Option 3 (essay on Handmaids alone + essay on unseen extract + comparison of Feminine Gospels and Streetcar).

It just depends which text you prefer writing about on its own, and which two you would like to compare. Your teacher might recommend a particular option, or you may decide part way through the year that you prefer comparing a particular two of the texts.

Good luck!
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You're very welcome - good luck with your studies
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