eng lit and english language helpp...year 10 in spet Watch

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please help,
im reaaly not that good with english lit and english and i hope to find someone that would really help me.
right now i gain a lvl 6b in english and i need to improve and try get A* in gcse.

currently i need help with answering enlish question and writing.

please help thnaks
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It depends on what exam board you do really. If it is aqa then I recommend you get AQA GCSE English and English Language Unit 1 Higher Tier: Unit 1 by Beverley Emm or Revise AQA: GCSE English and English Language Revision Guide Higher by David Grant. For english lit i recommend mr bruff and free e school ( youtube channels).
Do make sure that you check your specification before buying the books cos they might not be compatible. Also, make sure that you look into which set of stories and poems your teacher is doing as well. They were really helpful for me as they helped me to get decent grades.
I think you are on track and you still have plenty of time. I advise you to start annotating the poems and stories early though and review them every now and then. When you annotate the poems and stories make sure you cover areas like characters, linguistic features, punctuations etc.
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Hey You sent me a private message on this, but I suppose I can answer you here instead.

Don't worry too much about your English just yet - you haven't even started year 10 yet and it's very different from how they teach you in year nine because it's very exam-oriented. Once you get into year 10 and you are given your set texts, which you will analyse in your classes, you will learn how to answer the questions properly and your teachers will show you lots of example essays and they will really help you!

Just because you got a 6b in y9, that will not prevent you from getting an A* at GCSE, but you really need to understand how the English GCSE works before you will really know what you need to do to improve your English work, so stop worrying and just enjoy the last days of the holidays! Your first exams are a long way away yet and you do not need to be worrying about them just now!

You can find a lot of extra information which will help you to get the higher grades from searching the internet for extra things to put into your essays (such as contextual references, which you will learn about in year 10), and by purchasing the specific revision guides for your exam board and for the texts that you are studying.

(For example, I'm on WJEC, so I have the revision guides for To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies and A View from the Bridge, but I don't yet have the English Language textbook because we haven't started studying it yet.) I didn't even need those until the end of year 10/start of year 11, and in my first essay I got full marks without them, but just by including all of the things that my teacher told us that we would need to include to get an A*. Your teachers should give you a guide as to what you need to include to achieve a certain grade, and you can always ask for extra help to make sure that you are including these things - that's what I did.

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Hi I really think the first thing you should do is try not to panic, although I can understand why you would feel like doing so English, especially English literature can seem daunting because it is really quite subjective at first sight, but once you begin to explore it later you'll find certain aspects that you will use as the bare bones of an essay, such as theme and character, and smaller, more manipulatable things that you can use to put your own spin on things. The most important think I can think to say is to not only read, but understand your texts. If you understand them more deeply than you can begin to explore more individual aspects that will help you get that A*!

Oh, and try and have a good relationship with your teacher, they really do want to help especially if you make an effort in their subject- even if you don't have the best of teachers (as I have done in the past) there is always someone willing to help!
Oh and finally, I did edexcel for English lit and will be doing igcse English language on the same board, and please feel free to PM if you have any questions!x


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(Original post by smartboy1331)
please help,
im reaaly not that good with english lit and english and i hope to find someone that would really help me.
right now i gain a lvl 6b in english and i need to improve and try get A* in gcse.

currently i need help with answering enlish question and writing.

please help thnaks
If you have any general questions once you start, then feel free to ask If your exam board is AQA then I'll definitely be able to help :yes: don't start worrying about your final GCSE just yet though
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thank you.. i will check out the recommend youtube channels and btw i doing aqa english and lit
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it better be different from yr 9 and btw thanks for replying
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