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    (Original post by Groat)
    Yeah, of course it is! Coursework is only 80 UMS out of 200. You're probably looking at roughly 60/80 UMS, so you'll need to get 100/120 UMS in the exam.




    They must've got some very high Ds, as getting 40/80 UMS would mean you've had to get 120/120 in the exam . . .
    They both got nigh on full marks in the exam and pretty high Ds.
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    (Original post by canthardlywait)
    wow, was the exam that hard.
    Well it was my second time doing the exam- my whole year got Us/Ds the first time round, too. The second time we all thought it went a lot better, but still all got Ds. We had to get the chief examiner in to talk to our teachers.

    Maybe it's just our school, I don't mean to scare you or anything
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    (Original post by Hazular)
    If you're doing AQA you might as well just quit now-.- Their exams are ridiculous- national average for January exams was one mark into the D range.
    I do WJEC and it was the same for the questions my college did :/
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    (Original post by canthardlywait)
    In all the essays we have been set, i can't seem to get higher than a B grade. I don't understand why but the teacher always writes comments like "not the best way of expressing", or "not very clear", she marks my work as if she's playing dumb, i mean if I write to directly my writing will look simplistic.

    Can anyone help me out, how do i reach the A standard, and do i really have to write so clearly, that it dumbs my writing style down. Btw i'm doing AQA.
    I'm exactly the same! My teacher does that too.
    What texts are you doing, I'm doing Enduring Love, Gatsby, Tennyson and Rossetti...I'm constantly getting B's and my teacher basically said at parents evening I can't achieve an A (despite me being just on the cusp, between A/B)
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    (Original post by lampshade1)
    I'm exactly the same! My teacher does that too.
    What texts are you doing, I'm doing Enduring Love, Gatsby, Tennyson and Rossetti...I'm constantly getting B's and my teacher basically said at parents evening I can't achieve an A (despite me being just on the cusp, between A/B)
    Im doing same as you, text-wise.
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    (Original post by canthardlywait)
    Im doing same as you, text-wise.
    well due to my teacher not being of great help, I've started some other threads on the English exam bit, people are now sharing notes/giving top tips, it is really helpful
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    (Original post by lampshade1)
    well due to my teacher not being of great help, I've started some other threads on the English exam bit, people are now sharing notes/giving top tips, it is really helpful
    Wow, i just read through the threads you've started, and people have given lots of really good advice, thanks for letting me know.
    Can i just ask, how are you revising?
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    (Original post by canthardlywait)
    Wow, i just read through the threads you've started, and people have given lots of really good advice, thanks for letting me know.
    Can i just ask, how are you revising?
    No problem, happy to help..as I was really struggling too!

    I just type up notes and then start trying to put the ideas into practice, plan past questions or write a few paragraphs to sum up ideas...
    I say like I've already done this I haven't :/ plan to revise english properly at some point!! :P
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    (Original post by Hazular)
    If you're doing AQA you might as well just quit now-.- Their exams are ridiculous- national average for January exams was one mark into the D range.
    Somewhat hard to believe... Reputable source?

    Having looked at the January AQA AS Literature B exam, it didn't look bad at all...
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    Somewhat hard to believe... Reputable source?

    Having looked at the January AQA AS Literature B exam, it didn't look bad at all...
    I agree, I didn't think the questions were any more ambiguous than usual.

    Although I've always wondered why on earth grade boundaries for AQA English Literature fluctuate, surely they should be roughly the same.
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    Somewhat hard to believe... Reputable source?

    Having looked at the January AQA AS Literature B exam, it didn't look bad at all...
    My English teacher told me, but then again she may have just been making excuses for our piss poor performance. Our highest mark in the whole sixth form was one below a C.
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    (Original post by lampshade1)
    No problem, happy to help..as I was really struggling too!

    I just type up notes and then start trying to put the ideas into practice, plan past questions or write a few paragraphs to sum up ideas...
    I say like I've already done this I haven't :/ plan to revise english properly at some point!! :P
    Hi
    Could i just ask, how are you revising your poetry. Are you memorising all the notes, rhyme schemes for each? Or are you familiarising yourself a decent amount with each?
 
 
 
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