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English Literature paper 1 2024 Predictions (Edexcel)

Hey, anyone have any predictions for the Drama paper? I do Streetcar named desire and Hamlet
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no but im replying in case someone else does
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Original post by dthe7392s
Hey, anyone have any predictions for the Drama paper? I do Streetcar named desire and Hamlet

For streetcar I looked at the past paper questions between 2019-2016, ignoring any covid and post covid questions since we're likely the first completely unaffected year to sit exams. 2019 was between 'tragedy' and 'masculinity', 2018 was 'characters' inner lives' and 'confrontation', 2017 was 'different points of view' and 'rise of a new social order, and 2016 was the weird one where they gave a quote (critic) then a question 'in light of this comment': between the 'dramatic presentation of vulnerability' and 'the dramatic presentation of death'. I couldn't find any questions from before 2016, but the board hasn't recycled any questions from what I've seen so I doubt they'll do that now. However, the questions follow the same patterns where one option is a set theme and one is more broad, for example 2019 they asked between 'tragedy' and 'masculinity', masculinity clearly being the set theme and tragedy giving a wider selection of themes to speak about since you could mention death, marriage, power etc... so I wouldn't be concerned about those types of questions since their nature is quite flexible. I will say though that for the set theme types I haven't found any question asking specifically about sex, desire, beauty, destruction, illusion, violence or madness. I would throw those into the themes of 'sex and violence', 'illusion vs reality', 'desire and destruction' (then madness as a part of fantasy and illusions). Personally, I'm still going to revise everything but then focus a bit more on those themes I haven't seen. I also haven't seen a question apart from 2016 that have been laid out with a quote so I don't actually know how to judge that. GL.
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Original post by dthe7392s
Hey, anyone have any predictions for the Drama paper? I do Streetcar named desire and Hamlet

Hey not sure if this helps, but i work under the CCEA Exam board and last week my streetcar question was "Stanley is just a brute" and the thematic question was "There is no kindness in the play"
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Omg for othello and malfi it was so amazing. For you guys that did streetcar I feel bad 😭

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