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    hi.
    I'm starting my GCSEs next term....

    i want to read some novels i would be doing next term,, during the holidays so i don't have to rush ...


    What did you guys do ???

    - i have no idea about this..... so, basically we get to choose a novel and take exam questions about it or something ???


    anyway, What novels did you guys do ??~

    thanks
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    I have no desire to rake over my English GCSE It makes me feel exceedingly ill. But I studied To Kill A Mockingbird if you simply must know.
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    (Original post by zactissue)
    hi.
    I'm starting my GCSEs next term....

    i want to read some novels i would be doing next term,, during the holidays so i don't have to rush ...


    What did you guys do ???

    - i have no idea about this..... so, basically we get to choose a novel and take exam questions about it or something ???


    anyway, What novels did you guys do ??~

    thanks
    For English Lit AS we did:

    God of Small Things and Great Expectations (+ Browning and Tennyson poetry) for the exam.

    Hamlet and Hedda Gabler for the coursework.

    :yes:

    Edit: Didn't realise this was for GCSE. I can't even remember what I did for GCSE...
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    Oliver Twist, Macbeth and A View from the Bridge.
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    Lord of the Flies, Romeo & Juliet and an Inspector Calls....you can't choose your own novels, so find out which ones your school does before reading anything
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    Look, you need to ask your teacher. Not only to different schools do different books/poetry, different classes/tiers/sets in those schools do different books from the exam specification. Look up the specification? I'm sure the only ones for schools to choose for the exam are: to kill a mockingbird, lord of the flies, of mice and men and some other one.

    It's an entirely different set for coursework, you don't 'pick your own' though.
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    i did of mice and men and an inspector calls.
    english lit sucks btw
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    (Original post by zactissue)
    hi.
    I'm starting my GCSEs next term....

    i want to read some novels i would be doing next term,, during the holidays so i don't have to rush ...


    What did you guys do ???

    - i have no idea about this..... so, basically we get to choose a novel and take exam questions about it or something ???


    anyway, What novels did you guys do ??~

    thanks
    I studied Jekyll & Hyde (Robert Luis Stevenson) and Romeo & Juliet (You always study a Shakespeare play) during year 10 and next year in year 11 my class will be studying The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
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    We did Of Mice and Men and that was it. I think...
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    Lord of the Flies (for the exammy), and Romeo and Juliet, Jekyll and Hyde and Journey's End for courseworkians
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    (Original post by Skye333)
    Look, you need to ask your teacher. Not only to different schools do different books/poetry, different classes/tiers/sets in those schools do different books from the exam specification. Look up the specification? I'm sure the only ones for schools to choose for the exam are: to kill a mockingbird, lord of the flies, of mice and men and some other one.

    It's an entirely different set for coursework, you don't 'pick your own' though.
    The other one is The Catcher In The Rye.. I did that one
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    Of mice and men, Romeo & Juliet and an Inspector Calls.
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    I just remembered we also did Twelfth Night and Great Expectations for coursework.
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    If I had done my English GCSE this year (which I practically did)... anyway I studied A View From The Bridge (mostly analysing the title), Great Expectations, and Lord of The Flies.

    But I wasn't good enough to do the test a year early OH NO!
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    This will vary from school to school. Teachers must choose from a prescribed list of novels for the Literature examination. You will also study either a novel or a collection of short stories for the Prose Study coursework.

    For more detailed information, please see here:
    http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcses/...a_overview.php

    This is a link to the specification. It includes a list of the set texts that will be offered until 2010.

    I hope this helps

    Good luck
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    (Original post by zactissue)
    hi.
    - i have no idea about this..... so, basically we get to choose a novel and take exam questions about it or something ???


    anyway, What novels did you guys do ??~

    thanks
    The teacher chooses the books, not you.
    I did Macbeth, The Crucible, and for the lit exam To Kill A Mockingbird. I'd really recommend reading To Kill A Mockingbird, its an excellent book.
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    Of Mice And Men, Oliver Twist, An Inspector Calls, Romeo and Juliet...*shudders*
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    Of Mice and Men for the Literature exam and a series of short stories for the prose study coursework.
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    Lord of the Flies for lit, Macbeth, The Inspector Calls for lang
 
 
 

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