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I'm resetting my English language gcse in November as I only got a C the first time around. As my coursework is only a grade D (due to the appalling standards of my old school), I need to obtain at least a grade A in my exam to get a B overall. How would I go about doing this?any advice or tips on how to do really well in the exam? The book is Of Mice and Men by the way.
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I'm resetting my English language gcse in November as I only got a C the first time around. As my coursework is only a grade D (due to the appalling standards of my old school), I need to obtain at least a grade A in my exam to get a B overall. How would I go about doing this?any advice or tips on how to do really well in the exam? The book is Of Mice and Men by the way.
I got an A* in my oMaM exam for English Lang. Edexcel so I'd listen (the full marks in the coursework also contributed to the A* overall). PEEPRZ (I know you hate PEE and PEA and PEAR and PEEL and PEARL; but PEEPRZ is different I promise.
P - point, this must be generic. Not: George is seen as good. More like: Steinbeck presents the character of George as a righteous figure in Of Mice and Men.
E - Evidence, an embedded quote. Not: like when he says: 'XYZ'. More like:This is particularly evident in George's rant about "Beans with Ketchup",
E,P - Explain Phrase, what does it mean, why is it significant, why have you chosen it. Not: this shows that George doesn't like ketchup. More like: this is Steinbeck demonstrating that George is tired of looking after Lennie for so long and thus the strain on the character psychologically is beginning to show in section one of the novella.
R - Response, why did our pal John do it, and what will the reader think? Not: John did this to make us feel sorry for Lennie. More like: the author may have done this to foreshadow the danger that Lennie will always become involved in as ketchup bears a scarlet colour (symbolic of danger throughout the story). This shows how Lennie and George are safe in the brush despite the fact that Lennie is killed here at the end of the novella. Furthermore, Steinbeck uses this symbol to represent the relationship between George and Lennie, Lennie always wants the beans with ketchup, for him as a character to always have a close relationship with George whereas George would prefer his life without the danger of Lennie. Ultimately, the brush is alluded to by John Steinbeck as the safe haven due to the lack of Ketchup.
Z - Zoom, make sure you select a word from your quote. I've chosen Ketchup here and I'd probably use a bigger quote like "I like my beans with ketchup" before zooming

That's a whole A* paragraph on "Beans with ketchup:

Steinbeck presents the character of George as a righteous figure in Of Mice and Men. This is particularly evident in George's rant about "Beans with Ketchup"; this is Steinbeck demonstrating that George is tired of looking after Lennie for so long and thus the strain on the character psychologically is beginning to show in section one of the novella. The author may have done this to foreshadow the danger that Lennie will always become involved in as ketchup bears a scarlet colour (symbolic of danger throughout the story). This shows how Lennie and George are safe in the brush despite the fact that Lennie is killed here at the end of the novella. Furthermore, Steinbeck uses this symbol to represent the relationship between George and Lennie, Lennie always wants the beans with ketchup, for him as a character to always have a close relationship with George whereas George would prefer his life without the danger of Lennie. Ultimately, the brush is alluded to by John Steinbeck as the safe haven due to the lack of Ketchup.

I would also have stopped using 'this is' at the start of every section and my next point would be about the brush as linked to at the end of my paragraph. That help?
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I'm resetting my English language gcse in November as I only got a C the first time around. As my coursework is only a grade D (due to the appalling standards of my old school), I need to obtain at least a grade A in my exam to get a B overall. How would I go about doing this?any advice or tips on how to do really well in the exam? The book is Of Mice and Men by the way.
I would say that study hard and get extra help from any great tutor. You don't have much time left in your exams so i believe you need to go through Past papers and marking schemes and get your concepts right. In this short time only a good teacher can help you out. I had the same issues as you do, and ultimately got an A* in GCSE English language.

I've in boxed you a very good link which i used for this purpose! Hope that helps
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can you please send me the link as well thx
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I would say that study hard and get extra help from any great tutor. You don't have much time left in your exams so i believe you need to go through Past papers and marking schemes and get your concepts right. In this short time only a good teacher can help you out. I had the same issues as you do, and ultimately got an A* in GCSE English language.

I've in boxed you a very good link which i used for this purpose! Hope that helps
give me one too plz
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I hope you will pass it.
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I'm resetting my English language gcse in November as I only got a C the first time around. As my coursework is only a grade D (due to the appalling standards of my old school), I need to obtain at least a grade A in my exam to get a B overall. How would I go about doing this?any advice or tips on how to do really well in the exam? The book is Of Mice and Men by the way.
Hi Megan,

Sometimes the best way to learn is by talking to someone one-to-one that has recently experienced the exams you are taking.

On TutorTap, there are English tutors ready to help online who can take you through your course at a pace you feel comfortable with.

Message me if you would like any guidance on choosing the right tutor for you.

Good luck with your studies.
James
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