QUOTE(Swell Box @ May 25 2011, 10:41 PM)
QUOTE(Maizie @ May 25 2011, 10:46 AM)
I did Of Mice and Men and An Inspector Calls...for 1992 GCSE
We did Far from the Madding Crowd, and The Importance of being Ernest; but that was a loong, long time ago.
They're still on the syllabus! I think our school just tends to study the same books every year (thus keeping the same 'clean copies' for the exams...) especially as they're fairly short, but there's lots to say.
QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ May 25 2011, 11:47 PM)
For O-level (in 1968!) I did A Tale of Two Cities, The Trumpet Major, and Romeo and Juliet. I don't think the books are still on the syllabus, though the Shakespeare probably is. We did war poetry too!
Romeo and Juliet is still on the syllabus, but our class did it for the coursework instead of the exam. We have to do both pre-1914 and post-1914 poetry (war or otherwise), one collection for coursework and one for the exam.
Today's happy thought is that I don't have an exam, and after just 2 hours in school can have the rest of the afternoon at home