How to get an A* in GCSE English Literature and Language - AQA Watch
Basically I'm in year 11 and I'm in need of any sort of tips and help to get an A* in the upcoming GCSE summer exams English Literature and Language Exams.
I've already got an all A*s in the coursework, As in the speaking and listening assesments and I am predicted A*. However I always get a C for the mock exams and practice questions that we do in class. I'm doing Of Mice and Men, Duffy, Armitage and Pre-1914 poems, and Cluster 1 of Different Culture Poems
I would really appreciate any sort of help, especially:
- Which revision guides are best for A* in GCSE English
- Tips on how to differentiate between an A and an A*
- Links to examples of A* exams and also past papers
- General tips on revision and tips for the exam
Thanks very much, I am really desperate to get an A* in english
Personally, I can't signify the importance of originality when it comes down to the poems. It is difficult to identify the points, which is why it's so important for A* as vast majority are unable to do it themselves.
I managed to do it by just reading the poems over and over, until a word or the structure hit an idea in my brain. It's hard, but manageable.
When analyzing poems don't just use points from CGP books and other text books. I thought outside of the box and gave very different and original interpretations of the poems that i thought no other student would think off. I hadn't revised the poems so this is what i was forced to do and I got an A*
I got an A in maths though.
I like maths, I think it is better than English because... well it is just better.