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Doinmummy Wed 30-Apr-14 14:21:53

Long long story. My DD is due to take GCSE's in a few weeks. She has missed a lot of school and especially English. She has to do a controlled assessment on Parent / child relationships and poems by Jonson and scannell. She has received no tuition on this at all and has no access to her English teacher. Are there any websites that can help her? Or anyone got any hints on what she's to write?

It's act 1 sc 2

Act 3 sc4

Act 3 sc5

Thankyou, she's in such a panic about it all.

Wolfiefan Wed 30-Apr-14 22:37:10

Can you let us know which poems?
Find out exactly which CA for which exact GCSE. You should be able to see mark schemes online.

ravenAK Wed 30-Apr-14 22:40:36

Here's the MS - you want pages 37-8.

The CA tasks are set by the individual teacher or sometimes by the school for the whole cohort - can you email the teacher for task titles?

Doinmummy Wed 30-Apr-14 22:45:40

Its the AQA board. Poems are Jonson and Scannell- Nettles and On My First Sonne.

Theres one bit about Juliets death and Capulets realisation confused and Jonsons grief-his sin
Mourning and consequences/change

These are literally all the notes shes been given

drigon Wed 30-Apr-14 22:55:02

BBC bitesize is excellent. My son did class based assessments earlier this year on R and J ( we're in S. Wales). There are usually specific quotes given which they must write and analyse. They can take in a half page of notes.Sorry not to be of much help. Could you ask for more it can be prepared?

Doinmummy Wed 30-Apr-14 22:58:41

We've tried BBC Bitesize but it doesn't really cover the things indicated in the notes. Ive emailed and phoned the teacher and she said she'll go and see DD but she hasn't. Its so frustrating as every day that passes is another wasted day of DD not getting any help.

drigon Wed 30-Apr-14 23:04:34

We also used Spark notes online which translates the text into modern English. Hope you get some help soon.

Doinmummy Wed 30-Apr-14 23:12:20

Yes * Drigon* we used that so at least we knew what was going on !

The teacher gave her these notes and we're not sure what to write -
*Juliets death and Capulets realisation and Jonsons grief-his sin
Mourning and consequences/change*

Other than this bit I think we've cobbled together a fairly decent essay.

IHeartKingThistle Wed 30-Apr-14 23:55:08

I think this is one assignment which includes poetry and Shakespeare on the same theme. The Capulet/Juliet relationship would contrast well with the relationships in the poems.

Make sure she has lots of quotes, OP, mentions what effect the texts have on the audience/reader and has specifically compared the relationships. She should write about language, imagery etc. (especially the metaphor of war in Nettles) but relate everything back to the question. It's actually a great essay topic - I really hope she does well smile

Doinmummy Thu 01-May-14 13:50:49

Thanks for all your replies, I think we've she has covered all over your points. I hope it's good enough .

Doinmummy Thu 01-May-14 13:51:37

* all of . Stupid iPad

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