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Can you please give me tips on getting A star in English please? Im in yr 9 currently getting a Bs And Cs In english
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Can you please give me tips on getting A star in English please? Im in yr 9 currently getting a Bs And Cs In english
From my experience, and i'll be totally honest, you need to have a natural flare in english to get the top marks but try and get high marks in all your coursework pieces and read and keep rereading, your set texts and anthology BUT don't worry about this now, just see how it goes when you start
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I also would like to get an A* in language and Literature. Previously, I didn't like English as a subject because it consists of so much writing whilst with maths, it takes less time to answer questions and there is usually one dominant answer whilst in English, the answer varies depending on what people write.
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Can you please give me tips on getting A star in English please? Im in yr 9 currently getting a Bs And Cs In english
I used to get Cs and the occasional B in English too! Now, I am hoping for an A/A* from my exams, so here is the advice I can give.
1. There is no right or wrong answer, as long as you can justify yourself. E.g. (Point and evidence) The colour 'red' shows that this character is...(Justify) because red is symbolic of...
2. PEE paragraphs (point, evidence, explain). This is quite vague...so try PEATA (Point, evidence, analyse, textual context, audience) make your point, give a quote, explain why your quote supports your point, link the point to what was going on during the time it was written/said, what is its effect on the reader?
3. Use different types of punctuation including ,?!-():;
4. To hit the top bands (and therefore get As and above) you need to write in a 'sophisticated' way. I've been taught to interpret this as writing in a formal tone, with good spelling, punctuation and grammar, and making creative points that no one else thinks of. Making creative points is difficult, so to give you a place to start, try to think about how things are 'symbolic' of other things, or just talk about how things link to God and religion (where appropriate). A great tip I've learned is that you should offer an alternative explanation e.g. The colour red is symbolic of danger, however it also suggests passion.
5. Find the youtube channel that's called 'MrBruff'. He is an english teacher, and has helped to improve my grade A LOT!

Here are some useful phrases when you are trying to explain things:
-this suggests...
-this demonstrates...
-this exemplifies...
-it indicates...
-this implies that...
-it shows us that...
-this hints at...
Hope this is of use
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Can you please give me tips on getting A star in English please? Im in yr 9 currently getting a Bs And Cs In english
I wasn't that great at English but I managed to get A*s.

Tbh, you need to learn to bull**** and get good at it.

For analysis use this structure - Point, evidence, explain, elaborate, evaluate

So you write your point which is a statement, then you need to quote a short phrase, then explain it (so what language techniques are being used? for what effect? what does it mean? etc, then elaborate.. then evaluate (so how effective is it?)

For the creative writing/long writing task or whatever, just be creative, use lots of language techniques, adapt it to your audience and make it engaging.

I remember writing YOLO in my GCSE English language long writing piece :')
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I used to get Cs and the occasional B in English too! Now, I am hoping for an A/A* from my exams, so here is the advice I can give.
1. There is no right or wrong answer, as long as you can justify yourself. E.g. (Point and evidence) The colour 'red' shows that this character is...(Justify) because red is symbolic of...
2. PEE paragraphs (point, evidence, explain). This is quite vague...so try PEATA (Point, evidence, analyse, textual context, audience) make your point, give a quote, explain why your quote supports your point, link the point to what was going on during the time it was written/said, what is it's effect on the reader?
3. Use different types of punctuation including ,?!-():;
4. To hit the top bands (and therefore get As and above) you need to write in a 'sophisticated' way. I've been taught to interpret this as writing in a formal tone, with good spelling, punctuation and grammar, and making creative points that no one else thinks of. Making creative points is difficult, so to give you a place to start, try to think about how things are 'symbolic' of other things, or just talk about how things link to God and religion (where appropriate). A great tip I've learned is that you should offer an alternative explanation e.g. The colour red is symbolic of danger, however it also suggests passion.
5. Find the youtube channel that's called 'MrBruff'. He is an english teacher, and has helped to improve my grade A LOT!

Here are some useful phrases when you are trying to explain things:
-this suggests...
-this demonstrates...
-this exemplifies...
-it indicates...
-this implies that...
-it shows us that...
-this hints at...
Hope this is of use
Thank you so much!! THIS REALLLY HELPED!
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Thank you so much!! THIS REALLLY HELPED!
You are very welcome! Good luck in English next year 😊
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