HELP! GCSE English & English literatureWatch
The school saw my grades are slipping and tried to help out. not by changing my English teacher but changing my tutor group. Yes this has helped but not as much as i hoped. i don't get anywhere in English and haven't now for about two years. I finally got the idea to not leave school but want to do extra?? i want to sort of home school myself (for English) as it is my worst subject but also most important. In maths and science i am getting B's no prob but when it comes to English i sit there like WTF. does anyone have any tips or advice for helping me with revision and tips on poetry ( relationships in edexcel anthology) of mice and men, and animal farm <-- worst book EVER!
Are there no other English teahers in our school? Maybe you can attend their revision sessions or if you have free periods go see them if you need explaining about topics?
Here are some sites that are good for notes on Of Mice and Men;
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/micemen/ -Covers literally everything on the book
For poetry, try the analysis yourself as in the exam (AQA) they will give you an unseen poem which you have to analyse, so doing these will help you practise
And to get alternative analysis views (higher marks) just Google the individual poems to see any extra analysis ideas that you can add to your notes
Also have a look at mark schemes and example answers so you have an idea of what to write to get a high grade and dont forget to practise past papers!
Hope that helps
Anyway, I think you need to find a good teacher who can help you. Perhaps ask for revision sessions after school to get one-on-one help and advice for your exams. (Unfortunately for me, my teacher is the very personwho runs the revision sessions.)
Don’t panic too much; English is all down to interpretation. As long as you explain your point and back it up with relevant quotes and details from the book. Look through past papers at the type of questions that come up; make plans for questions about different themes or characters.