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Rita leaves her home and family behind and moves to a different place. How does her life style change? (P2)

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Educating Rita 1. When we are first introduced to Rita she is a hairdresser. How would you define her in terms of her social class? Support your ideas with examples from the film and elsewhere e.g. the most recent classification system used to define social class. (P2) I would define her in terms of her social class as a snobby person. She fits in a working class D, the way she speaks (language) is different the type of clothes she wears is different, she wears mini skirts. The environment Rita lives in is run down and dirty there is no front garden and no green space. 2. In details discuss how physical, social and economic factors have combined to affect Rita's personal development and self-concept and that of others? (M1) Physically Rita has been smoking and she has been on the pill and other wise she is in good health. Rita works long hours and she is in a lot of stress. Rita marriage is going nowhere; she is deceiving her husband by not telling him that she is on the pill. Socially Rita is not very out going but she is a hairdresser she does meet different people. Rita feels left out at the university because she feels that she does not fit in and the other students won't accept her. 3. Using the information you have gathered about Rita consider the ways in which her life has changed since she began her degree course. Evaluate the effects of social and economic factors on Rita's growth and development and that of others. Support your ideas with examples from the film and from other sources? ...read more.


to wear and what the people at the party are going to say to her, Rita decides to go to the party but when she arrives out side the house where the party has taken place, Rita doesn't feel to go in and join in with the others, Rita sees them as more higher class people, more educated, she also thinks she might do some thing wrong so she turns back and goes back home. Rita was born in to a family that holds fewer opportunities. At the beginning of the film Rita's friends did not talk to her, as the days passed by Rita started getting to know them, for example there were a group of people sitting on the grass outside the open university where one of the boy sitting on the grass called Rita to come and join in, so from then Rita's feelings started to open and started to mix with different people of different ages. Her relationship with students started to improve as the days went on. 12. How does Rita's financial status alter when she becomes a student? (P2) Rita's financial status alters when she becomes a student because Rita worked as a waitress she earned more than she earned from hairdressing. This is because when she was a hairdresser she was not educated and when she found the job of a waitress she was educated and therefore she can find a well paid job and earn twice the more than she earns working as a waitress. When Rita left her husband she struggles, her income is low and she finds it difficult to cope alone. ...read more.


Rita had a different way of thinking she had the ambitious to learn and to be a different person. Rita dealt with her problems strongly and she did have her moments of loneliness and she over come them by smoking, which was not good for her health and could damage her lungs. Rita's tutor helped her to lean and to be successful like him. When Rita finally achieved her goals and came back from the summer school. Frank (her tutor) found it difficult to see Rita changed. He offered her a box of cigarettes and Rita happily replied that she has stopped smoking. The way Rita dressed at the beginning of the film had changed. From short mini skirts and dyed hair. After she was educated she wore jeans and dyed her hair back to her normal colour and looked very smartly dressed. Her tutor was shocked to see her different. Frank had his own problems he found out that his girl friend was having an affair with some one else. He was very depressed and had lack of confidence in him self. Most people find it difficult to cope with out a partner. Their self-asteam falls dramatically, they become stressed and they don't feel good about them selves. Many people try to commit suicide when they don't find any solutions for there problems. May people can pretend that they are strong and can cope with divorce and loss of family members. Rita was strong and she became what she wanted to be. Rita had a lot of stress when her husband was not supporting. When Rita divorced Denny she felt lonely and went away and found her self a flat and from there on she fought her way through her problems. ?? ?? ?? ?? Health and social care GNVQ ...read more.

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