(Original post by Millyshyn)
Yours wouldn't have?
I thought most teachers would want to help their pupils in any way possible seeing as the grades you get reflect on them as a teacher! He was really keen to mark anything we do and encouraged to do as many as possible, even making up our own questions that we thought would come up. He gave us a sheet of questions he had made up in the style of the exams for all the poem sections and book related ones as well to practice if we ran out of past papers.
I don't see how you could really do it yourself, the mark schemes for English are all 'teacher talk'. During study leave I was bringing him 1 or 2 every day a few days leading up to the exam(s) and he would read them, mark them and give me advice on what to improve and such.
I should be revising for my AS exams but this seems like a worthwhile cause to procrastinate for
I didn't quite a few of those but for the ones I did I'll tell you what I did to prepare.
The most important thing in French I thought was learning vocabulary. Again, thanks to a very helpful teacher, I had a booklet full of all the specification vocabulary - literally every word that could come up in the exam! Although I didn't make myself learn every single word, I frequently looked through it tried to test myself on a particular word I found in the booklet. If I didn't know I would learn from my mistake and most likely remember the word next time! They were grouped by topic as well which was really helpful. I'll try and find a file with some vocabulary for you.
If you're on AQA you could also get access to kerboodle for your listening paper. French people speak really fast so the only way to get used to it is to listen to them speak! Perhaps try to write down what you think they're saying and then look through the manuscript for any mistakes you made and listen to the tapes again.
Like I mentioned before, for science subjects just doing past papers and going through the mark schemes and learning the answers the mark scheme wants for particular types of questions should do the trick
English Lit & Languge Poetry
Do practice essays, that's pretty much all I did, and if you haven't done much annotation then add to you poem notes. Get some revision guides if you don't think your notes are very useful. CGP are not great though, I just used them to add extra little bit if I thought they were sensible because a lot of the stuff they said was just ridiculous and cringey.
For mice&men/inspector calls, read through the book again and again, make annotations in your book, pick out quotes as you're reading it and make some notes on paper about what you're reading. Make sure if you want to mention a particular part of the book in your exam you know exctly where it is, so it's helpful to just write summaries of each chapter so you can navigate around the book easily.
English Lang comprehension
I honestly wasn't very good at this part for a very long time and when we did practice papers in class I usually ended up with Bs and low As. What I learnt from that was that you really need to pick at every single little thing, even if it's really obvious and you think, that honestly can't get me the marks! I got one of the CGP guides bout reading non-fiction and media texts and tht was actually very helpful for me
You need to be able to pick out stereotypes if presented with an ad poster, for example - the advertisement uses the colour pink because it is associated with girls and this suggest it's target audience could be females of this and this age. That sort of thing. You should also know all the literary techniques that can be used to persuade, argue etc, and all the ones that occur in poetry too so there's quite a big overlap in that department.
Didn't do any of the others, sorry. If you're doing Maths too, then the best thing for that is practice papers as well I'm afraid.