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    I plan to resit both exams and was wondering if anybody could give me any tips
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    Poetry
    *I studied Frost poetry as opposed to Yeats but basically just look over notes online for the poetry. Learn terminology.
    *Match up poems with themes.
    *Pair up poetry, as you will be doing so in the exam comparatively.

    Drama
    *I loved Friel's "Making History" - look at the themes and then get suitable critical notes e.g. York notes. Look at the methods and intertwining aspects.
    * Critic notes, critic notes, critic notes!
    *Exert your own opinion.

    Shakespeare
    *The Shakespeare module appears to be marked really hard from my recollection but make a brain storm on A2 page with King Lear in middle and write character names and themes and cross them

    Cordelia Edgar ---> virtue
    Gloucester, Lear ----> gullible, madness?

    Then use quotes to illustrate the characters and subsequent themes.

    General
    * What did you do for coursework?
    * Make sure you meet the AO's
    *The CCEA website is pretty good - look under microsites for English literature.
    *A2 CCEA english is fun, so you will enjoy this year more so than last.
    * Tell me how you get along.
    *Download past papers and get your teacher to mark them.

    :yep: Good luck!
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    Poetry
    *I studied Frost poetry as opposed to Yeats but basically just look over notes online for the poetry. Learn terminology.
    *Match up poems with themes.
    *Pair up poetry, as you will be doing so in the exam comparatively.

    Drama
    *I loved Friel's "Making History" - look at the themes and then get suitable critical notes e.g. York notes. Look at the methods and intertwining aspects.
    * Critic notes, critic notes, critic notes!
    *Exert your own opinion.

    Shakespeare
    *The Shakespeare module appears to be marked really hard from my recollection but make a brain storm on A2 page with King Lear in middle and write character names and themes and cross them

    Cordelia Edgar ---> virtue
    Gloucester, Lear ----> gullible, madness?

    Then use quotes to illustrate the characters and subsequent themes.

    General
    * What did you do for coursework?
    * Make sure you meet the AO's
    *The CCEA website is pretty good - look under microsites for English literature.
    *A2 CCEA english is fun, so you will enjoy this year more so than last.
    * Tell me how you get along.
    *Download past papers and get your teacher to mark them.

    :yep: Good luck!


    Thanks for replying! Finally someone who does CCEA! Your points are all really helpful. We studied the Irish 'Big House' Novel for coursework which was really interested and I ended up getting full marks in that unit (painstakingly).
    I think with thorough prepartion I'll be able to get the marks I deserve - although i do find the question on Friel quite difficult in that you have to construct a sophisticated argument in an hour......poetry should be o.k but its just writing about 'form and structure' that makes it a bit difficult......and yeah King Lear is just something you need to learn inside out.....
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    Well i flirted with m teacher for the whole year and nearly got full marks in coursework. I think he was scared what i would do to him if he didnt grade me higher lol
 
 
 

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