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    I am a Year 10 GCSE student and am really struggling with both English Language and Literature.
    I used to really enjoy it but no sadly I feel I don't have a strong relationship with my teacher and I really hate answering questions as I feel people judge me (I am generally shy in front of people I don't know).

    Can anyone please explain how I can achieve the best grades for both English subjects, how to revise for them and how to over come the barrier between me and my teacher: I feel she only picks on the clever people!

    Thank you.
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    Hi! Don't worry about being shy in front of your class. I'm now in Year 12 and when I was doing GCSE's I barely put my hand up in class out of fear of getting judged or getting a question wrong, but don't panic; everyone's in the same boat as you are. My tips for English literature when analysing: Always consider the impact on the audience or reader (play - audience & book, poem - reader). After you finished analysing write about the impact this would have on both modern audience and the audience of when the piece of text was first presented. Another tip would be to use specialist, formal language. Key word analysis is another technique which will get you A's and A*'s. Use this throughout essays and you'll get a great mark. When revising just make sure you know the texts and analysis inside out! My tip for English language is to be as creative as possible and manage your time well. Since I've just finished GCSE's I know what its like so feel free to ask questions! Good luck!
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    (Original post by hannah123.)
    Hi! Don't worry about being shy in front of your class. I'm now in Year 12 and when I was doing GCSE's I barely put my hand up in class out of fear of getting judged or getting a question wrong, but don't panic; everyone's in the same boat as you are. My tips for English literature when analysing: Always consider the impact on the audience or reader (play - audience & book, poem - reader). After you finished analysing write about the impact this would have on both modern audience and the audience of when the piece of text was first presented. Another tip would be to use specialist, formal language. Key word analysis is another technique which will get you A's and A*'s. Use this throughout essays and you'll get a great mark. When revising just make sure you know the texts and analysis inside out! My tip for English language is to be as creative as possible and manage your time well. Since I've just finished GCSE's I know what its like so feel free to ask questions! Good luck!
    thank you for your help!
 
 
 
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