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    So I've got my GCSE English exams this summer. One of the papers asks an extended question, with is basically open-ended. You can choose from around 6 options including "Write about something you are interested in." So you can effectively choose what subject to write on before the exam.
    Any suggestions?
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    Something you have always been passionate about..?
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    Suggestions for what? What you're interested in?

    Hang on lemme just get my mind reading device...
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    Write about a hobby or a club you attend. Make sure that you know your subject though. You could practise writing about it before the exam, so you have an idea of what to write, and how much.

    If you don't have a hobby, etc that you could write about in great detail, you could always write about your school or something. It's more the layout, grammar, etc that they are looking for, not the subject.
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    Don't necessarily go for the 'easy' option, having to think more about your answer means you'll usually have a more structured, clear answer. For instance, I remember one year the GCSE English paper had 'Describe the room you're in' or maybe it was 'Describe your favourite place'. It's so easy to end up waffling on, you could end up talking about things irrelevant without realising
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    I'd suggest maybe talking about a political/environmental/social issue (i.e - legalisation of drugs, teenage smoking, growing role of technology) - fairly formulaic to do under pressure, but should give you a chance to show off with use of language/structure.
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    (Original post by thesalamander123)
    So I've got my GCSE English exams this summer. One of the papers asks an extended question, with is basically open-ended. You can choose from around 6 options including "Write about something you are interested in." So you can effectively choose what subject to write on before the exam.
    Any suggestions?
    Certainly on my exam board, there were only three options, and they varied sufficiently each year so as to mean pre-planning was pretty pointless. I highly doubt your board will be different, or at least it won't be the case that there are the same questions each year, otherwise people would just write something beforehand, get their teacher to mark it until they had something of a sufficiently high quality, then memorise it and splurge it out in the exam, which would defeat the point completely.
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    (Original post by Revolution is my Name)
    Certainly on my exam board, there were only three options, and they varied sufficiently each year so as to mean pre-planning was pretty pointless. I highly doubt your board will be different, or at least it won't be the case that there are the same questions each year, otherwise people would just write something beforehand, get their teacher to mark it until they had something of a sufficiently high quality, then memorise it and splurge it out in the exam, which would defeat the point completely.
    I'm on AQA. I'll post a past paper when I get round to prepararing for the exam.
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    Write about something interesting and unique that has happened at some point in your life.

    I'll be taking the same exam but I already have a C in English Language and I'm hoping to buck that up to a B.
 
 
 
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