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I've been given 2 months to retake English language at a higher level before i did foundation and got a C but i've wanted a B for GSCE for quite a while now, due to the university i've wanted to go to requiring it. Do you have any tips or suggestions to revise for English Language quickly and improve over a short period of time?
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I've been given 2 months to retake English language at a higher level before i did foundation and got a C but i've wanted a B for GSCE for quite a while now, due to the university i've wanted to go to requiring it. Do you have any tips or suggestions to revise for English Language quickly and improve over a short period of time?
What exam board is it on? If it's AQA then I can give specific tips, if not then I have some more general ones
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What exam board is it on? If it's AQA then I can give specific tips, if not then I have some more general ones
Its AQA
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Great!
Firstly about the exam itself, you might want to familiarise yourself with it's format and content on the thread I made over here.

In terms of skills, it's all about your use of language techniques throughout in your controlled assessments and creative exam writing, and your ability to pick out features of a text (crossing over into literature a little bit). Make sure in your pieces, you always use techniques like metaphor, simile, complex punctuation, list of three, alliteration, personification and imagery. It's not about how good of a story you make, it's about how you construct it and your use of language. Practice writing persuasively, using these techniques and more if you can.

Do you know if you're redoing your controlled assessments too?
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Great!
Firstly about the exam itself, you might want to familiarise yourself with it's format and content on the thread I made over here.

In terms of skills, it's all about your use of language techniques throughout in your controlled assessments and creative exam writing, and your ability to pick out features of a text (crossing over into literature a little bit). Make sure in your pieces, you always use techniques like metaphor, simile, complex punctuation, list of three, alliteration, personification and imagery. It's not about how good of a story you make, it's about how you construct it and your use of language. Practice writing persuasively, using these techniques and more if you can.

Do you know if you're redoing your controlled assessments too?
Yes i am, but I'm doing if for the first time ever and i only have a few months to revise for them.
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Yes i am, but I'm doing if for the first time ever and i only have a few months to revise for them.
I mean i am also doing the controlled assessment very soon.
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Yes i am, but I'm doing if for the first time ever and i only have a few months to revise for them.
I wouldn't say you really need to revise for them that much- the only thing you can really do is plan it out beforehand
You will probably have a persuasive one, in which you need to write in a structured manner, using paragraph variation and discourse variation (varying how you start each paragraph). Use all of those techniques, and make it sound as 'English-y' as possible- regardless of whether you would normally speak like that. When you get the titles and have a draft done (if you want to draft it), feel free to send it to me and I'll give you some feedback on it
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I wouldn't say you really need to revise for them that much- the only thing you can really do is plan it out beforehand
You will probably have a persuasive one, in which you need to write in a structured manner, using paragraph variation and discourse variation (varying how you start each paragraph). Use all of those techniques, and make it sound as 'English-y' as possible- regardless of whether you would normally speak like that. When you get the titles and have a draft done (if you want to draft it), feel free to send it to me and I'll give you some feedback on it
This is for English Language right?
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This is for English Language right?
Yep- English literature is about analysing other author's work, and English language is about creating your own (broadly speaking)
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This is for English Language right?
What grade did you get for English Language, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks for the notes btw.
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What grade did you get for English Language, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks for the notes btw.
I got an A* in both literature and language, and full UMS in both of my coursework folders
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I got an A* in both literature and language, and full UMS in both of my coursework folders
NICE!
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NICE!
So as I said, send me anything you'd like me to look over
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I'm in the same position as you too, retaking to the higher tier paper in November. I really need a B for the university course I wish to do 😫
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