How to Get Grade 9 When Comparing Poems Using the AQA Mark Scheme



Get to know all the elements of the mark scheme. How to be exploratory, well structured, conceptualised, and analytical. How to write about form and structure and make it relevant.

Learn what the examiner wants you to include about context.

Learn what will lose you marks.

Learn a simple trick to encourage the marker to decide you are exploratory.

See the examiner’s commentary, and understand what they are really thinking.

Learn an 8 point plan for writing your essay, comparing the two poems.

You will also learn a bit about Ozymandias by Shelley and My Last Duchess by Browning.

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22 thoughts on “How to Get Grade 9 When Comparing Poems Using the AQA Mark Scheme

  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    can we pick ANY two poems to compare from the cluster?

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    You dont get the views Mr Bruff does, but i can tell you hand on heart, for me you are better. Hopefully the current year 10's will boost your channel up. The problem is your TOO good and me and your other subscribers dont want the grade boundaries to be high 😉

    Try to do some collaborations with other channels,i t will get you out there. You probably dont care but you could be making a second living from this.

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    I'm sorry if this seems too late in the day to ask but I was told today to write 4 paragraphs when comparing two poems from the anthology and it seemed like our teacher wanted us to strictly stick by that; however I find your BOOSTE acronym so much easier and I was wondering if I should still write 5/6 paragraphs rather than 4 using your method?

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    How do you know that the exam board are going to give a poem from the romantics for the 2017 exam?

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Finding a purpose and intention isn't as easy in the Love & Relationship cluster, how do you suppose I do this? Appreciate it, amazing work!

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    thank you for replying sir i was wondering if you could do an example essay for those who are reading the sign of the four

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Mr salles could you possibly make a similar video to this one ^, but instead how to get level 9 when writing an essay on the novels you study?
    thanks

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    would it be possible for you to mark my j+h assessment? If so, how would i be able to give it to you?

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Hi Mr Salles,
    I was hoping you could provide some advice on preparing for the AQA English Literature exam, specifically Paper 1 and the modern drama in Paper 2.

    Is it possible to predict the questions that may come up in the exam and then prepare essay plans accordingly?
    If so, would the questions only be one characters and major themes?

    If not, what would you recommend as the best way to go about revising for these exams and to be able easily respond to a variety of questions?

    Thanks.

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    This is pure gold! What to do you think may come up in An Inspector Calls for the Aqa 2017 English lit exam?

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    5:55 Quote in each paragraph? What if you're writing about structure or form?

    Great video though, thanks

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Hello Sir, could you answer two questions related to Dr Jekyll and mr Hyde. 1) Why does Stevenson attack science despite he doesn't believe in God? 2) Lanyon and Jekyll doesn't agree with each other in science but at the end Jekyll takes Lanyon help, Why?

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    This is just painful… had my mock just today, and an hour ago Mr Salles posts this awesome video… gosh…
    Sir you are an angel

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    So are you saying Ozymandias is really good to compare other poems with?

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Hi Mr Salles, could you possibly do some videos on how to approach unseen poetry? Also, is there any chance you could do a video on 'Should you take A level English literature?' with your thoughts on what you need to succeed at A level? Thank you so much for all you do!

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Mr salles you are my secret weapon to get a grade 8/9. You're so hardworking, and I can tell how much passion you have for English and teaching. Thank you so much

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