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:hi: Hello everyone! :hi:

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Unit 1: Categorising Texts
Unit 2: Creating Texts

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Hey there! Thanks for making this thread.
How are you getting on with your coursework? Mine is all done, but I've only got a mark for one at the moment which is at an A. Really hoping I don't get my other piece back as anything lower than that!

What is everyone doing for revision?
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Hey there! Thanks for making this thread.
How are you getting on with your coursework? Mine is all done, but I've only got a mark for one at the moment which is at an A. Really hoping I don't get my other piece back as anything lower than that!

What is everyone doing for revision?
:eek: We've not handed in any coursework yet, after half term we need to hand in one coursework with its commentary, and the other just the coursework

How did you do in your mock?

I haven't really revised yet, we still need to learn language and technology anyway :lol::
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I have a mock next week. Section B is fine but I just hate categorising texts. Any tips to get better?

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I have a mock next week. Section B is fine but I just hate categorising texts. Any tips to get better?

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Don't decide on your groupings before you enter the exam, you get more marks for groupings that are a bit more unusual but based on the texts :yep:
We tend to always avoid the transcripts too :giggle:
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Hi everyone, thought I'd join the discussion
Both pieces of coursework are done, and commentaries, but they're being moderated now and I hope I get my provisional mark which is an A! I've really struggled keeping to the word limit because once I have an idea for a story, I want to go all the way with it and completely finish it, but I can't!

We've done language and power, and are about to start language and technology in one strand, and language and gender in the other. I don't find those essays too bad, but I'm worried about categorising texts. I was ill the week that we were taught how to answer the questions, so I don't really know what to do. Are they harder than section B?

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Hi everyone, thought I'd join the discussion
Both pieces of coursework are done, and commentaries, but they're being moderated now and I hope I get my provisional mark which is an A! I've really struggled keeping to the word limit because once I have an idea for a story, I want to go all the way with it and completely finish it, but I can't!

We've done language and power, and are about to start language and technology in one strand, and language and gender in the other. I don't find those essays too bad, but I'm worried about categorising texts. I was ill the week that we were taught how to answer the questions, so I don't really know what to do. Are they harder than section B?

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We've done language & power and language & gender :yep: Still need to do technology

For categorising texts I'd definitely talk to your teacher about how to do them, we spend practically a whole half term practising technique for them :yes: Once you've spoken to your teacher you should ask any more questions on here you have about them, but I think it would be best for your teacher to explain it first
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From what I can tell they aren't even teaching us language & gender at my college as they think it's the topic most likely to get them bad grades, which does worry me ever so slightly I have to admit. :rolleyes: We also haven't gone near categorising texts yet so I'm beginning to wonder what exactly we've spent the entire year doing, hahaha.
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From what I can tell they aren't even teaching us language & gender at my college as they think it's the topic most likely to get them bad grades, which does worry me ever so slightly I have to admit. :rolleyes: We also haven't gone near categorising texts yet so I'm beginning to wonder what exactly we've spent the entire year doing, hahaha.
From looking at past examiner reports we thought that technology was the worst one:confused:
Gender is really good because you can apply the theorists you learn in it into power as well, so your power one can be really strong
We've done gender, power and categorising texts, plus starting technology now

Have you been doing lots on your coursework instead?
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From looking at past examiner reports we thought that technology was the worst one:confused:
Gender is really good because you can apply the theorists you learn in it into power as well, so your power one can be really strong
We've done gender, power and categorising texts, plus starting technology now

Have you been doing lots on your coursework instead?
Ooooh dear - I think they hinted that we'd briefly cover gender in the next fortnight, but they're pushing us to avoid doing it altogether... slightly annoyingly. For us, power was taught by the weaker teacher as well so I'm not entirely comfortable with anything other than technology at the moment, though things might change I guess.

And yeah we literally covered coursework from September until the middle of February! So hopefully that'll pay off Was coursework the thing that most people did first?
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Ooooh dear - I think they hinted that we'd briefly cover gender in the next fortnight, but they're pushing us to avoid doing it altogether... slightly annoyingly. For us, power was taught by the weaker teacher as well so I'm not entirely comfortable with anything other than technology at the moment, though things might change I guess.

And yeah we literally covered coursework from September until the middle of February! So hopefully that'll pay off Was coursework the thing that most people did first?
We did power and gender then once we'd almost finished them we started coursework handed in our first drafts recently.

What kinda things have you covered in power? If you need any help just ask
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Hello, i am doing my igcses in may/june and i want to revise more in english.
Which edexcel anthology texts are most likely to come up this year?
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Which anthology texts are most likely to come up?
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I obviously don't pre plan what I group on before I go into an exam...however I do have my favourites! These are the ones which seem to get me good marks every time!
*Synthetic Personalisation - really good to link to context and also varying different aims and uses
*Technical Jargon/Specialist Lexis - why is it being used? How does it make the reader feel? Stereotypes?
^ can be linked with *Shared Understanding
*Imperitves - mitigated and unmitigated. Nice and simple, but with lots of analysis can get great marks
* Grice's/Lakoff's Maxims - I always try to get a bit of theory in there!

For grouping texts, the best thing to do (in my opinion) is to read all the texts in about 5 minutes and as you go through, highlight or underline devices and such that you recognise, or things that jump out at you.
Have your favourite things to look for - don't refuse to use any other possible groupings...but have a base of some more specific ones that you're confident with, and then other more general ones like pronouns and discourse structure that could be applied to pretty much any text.

If you approach the exam with an open mind, but with some ideas of what you'd like to write about, then it might be a lot easier for you to rationalise the information that's infront of you!

Good luck! Even though it's basically a month away!!
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Hey does anyone feel ready for the ENGB1 exam ???
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I know the content and theories really well but im really confused on exactly how to revise for it so that I get the highest grade
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I've just started revising today. Is it worth revising power and gender and technology, even though I'm pretty sure I'll choose the power option?
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Hello, i am doing my igcses in may/june and i want to revise more in english.
Which edexcel anthology texts are most likely to come up this year?
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Which anthology texts are most likely to come up?
Sorry, this isn't an iGCSE thread :nah: You should try making a thread in the English exam study help section
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I've just started revising today. Is it worth revising power and gender and technology, even though I'm pretty sure I'll choose the power option?
Revise all of them but concentrate on gender and power :yes:
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Two questions

how should I structure the Categorising Texts and Language & Gender answers in terms of paragraphing and length?

How can I achieve high marks in AO3 in the paper next Tuesday - particularly Question 2 about Language and Gender where AO3 is 32/48?

Any other tips on the exam or how I should approach revision will be appreciated too.
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