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hey, I have an English GCSE exams coming up and I'm kinda worried, If anyone can help can someone tell me how many paragraph how i should write for each question?
I would really apparciate it ☺️
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I need help with this too!! Can I ask what English exams you're sitting?


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hey, I have an English GCSE exams coming up and I'm kinda worried, If anyone can help can someone tell me how many paragraph how i should write for each question?
I would really apparciate it ☺️
Is this for lang or lit, which exam board?
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Is this for lang or lit, which exam board?
English Lang and for AQA
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English Lang and for AQA
If this is English Language AQA, my Teacher always told us to do about 4 paragraphs for questions 1, 2, and 3
For 4 (the comparing one) you want to be doing about 5/6 to fully develop your points
For 5 and 6 it really depends on what you get, but I'd aim for 1.5 pages for Q5, and minimum 2 pages for 6
FYI: I got an A* in mine last year (case you were wondering) Good Luck
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If this is English Language AQA, my Teacher always told us to do about 4 paragraphs for questions 1, 2, and 3
For 4 (the comparing one) you want to be doing about 5/6 to fully develop your points
For 5 and 6 it really depends on what you get, but I'd aim for 1.5 pages for Q5, and minimum 2 pages for 6
FYI: I got an A* in mine last year (case you were wondering) Good Luck
Thank you so much.
Do you have any tips for the english Lang to aim C and above
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Thank you so much.
Do you have any tips for the english Lang to aim C and above
ALWAYS: P(oint) - what is the article/writer saying/doing?
E (vidence) - quote (no more than a few words)
E (xplain) - why is this happening/why is the author using these words (alternative interpretations and really think in depth of what the words mean) why are these effective?

Alternative interpretations are what examiners really like (A* stuff)
All the best,
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If this is English Language AQA, my Teacher always told us to do about 4 paragraphs for questions 1, 2, and 3
For 4 (the comparing one) you want to be doing about 5/6 to fully develop your points
For 5 and 6 it really depends on what you get, but I'd aim for 1.5 pages for Q5, and minimum 2 pages for 6
FYI: I got an A* in mine last year (case you were wondering) Good Luck
is that exactly what you did?? i have my exam in june.....how did you revise for english??

Do you have any other tips?
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is that exactly what you did?? i have my exam in june.....how did you revise for english??

Do you have any other tips?
Probably not exactly, but more or less (I'm afraid my memory is no less than shocking!)

I did looooooooooads of past papers and timed myself

Thing about AQA Lang is that there is no time so try to give yourself a few minutes to read, then a maximum of a mark a minute per question.

If I remember correctly: question 1, 2 and 3 are 8 marks
4 is 16 marks
5 is 16 marks?
6 is 24 marks?

Most importantly, a good order to do them in is:
4, 3, 2, 1, 6, 5
This way you have seen both texts already (can write about them in greater detail) and have done the questions worth more marks first (e.g if you run out of time, you've got more chance of more marks)

I hope this helps...
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Probably not exactly, but more or less (I'm afraid my memory is no less than shocking!)

I did looooooooooads of past papers and timed myself

Thing about AQA Lang is that there is no time so try to give yourself a few minutes to read, then a maximum of a mark a minute per question.

If I remember correctly: question 1, 2 and 3 are 8 marks
4 is 16 marks
5 is 16 marks?
6 is 24 marks?

Most importantly, a good order to do them in is:
4, 3, 2, 1, 6, 5
This way you have seen both texts already (can write about them in greater detail) and have done the questions worth more marks first (e.g if you run out of time, you've got more chance of more marks)

I hope this helps...
Nice...... the problem is I am not good at analysing stuff in a given time. I usually take more time than i am supposed to...

do you recommend any textbooks?
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Nice...... the problem is I am not good at analysing stuff in a given time. I usually take more time than i am supposed to...

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I'm not sure but the Nelson Thornes ones were always my favorite! They're the official AQA providers! Make sure you find one for the right spec though
I found analysing hard at first, once you get into a habit of it you'll find it easier!
General tips:
Think about the meanings of the word (e.g. dictionary definitions synonyms etc.)
Think about why it may have been used
Think about why its effective, what is describes in terms of the senses
Think about it in terms of its context (the articles subject e.g.)
For example:
Take: "Monster Jellyfish Armada" (A headline)
Monster = refers to something scary, horrid, terrifying
Armada = fleet of ships, suggests a large amount, suggests a battle of some kind
You could then go into alternative interpretations and even deeper analysis
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I'm not sure but the Nelson Thornes ones were always my favorite! They're the official AQA providers! Make sure you find one for the right spec though
I found analysing hard at first, once you get into a habit of it you'll find it easier!
General tips:
Think about the meanings of the word (e.g. dictionary definitions synonyms etc.)
Think about why it may have been used
Think about why its effective, what is describes in terms of the senses
Think about it in terms of its context (the articles subject e.g.)
For example:
Take: "Monster Jellyfish Armada" (A headline)
Monster = refers to something scary, horrid, terrifying
Armada = fleet of ships, suggests a large amount, suggests a battle of some kind
You could then go into alternative interpretations and even deeper analysis
Oh thanks.. what did you get in your CAs overall?
are you studying english a level now?
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Oh thanks.. what did you get in your CAs overall?
are you studying english a level now?
I got A*s in all my CAs
I'm not studying English A-Level (although my teacher tried to force me )
I'm doing French, Physics, Maths and Chemistry haha
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I got A*s in all my CAs
I'm not studying English A-Level (although my teacher tried to force me )
I'm doing French, Physics, Maths and Chemistry haha
oh good haha...what other subjects did you do that you found it easy and how did you revise for each one of them??
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oh good haha...what other subjects did you do that you found it easy and how did you revise for each one of them??
The only ones I can say I found easy were:
Geography - Past papers and learning Case Studies
History - Past papers, timing them, learning Key Dates
Religious Studies - IDEK was just easy... Be opinionated, it gets you marks
ICT - We did the ECDL course which is just using Word and stuff so haha
Chemistry - Past Papers and I had the best teacher ever
German - quizlet.com learning vocab
French - Ditto German
Psychology - Learned my Case Studies, evaluations and definitions

The other ones were lots of hard work
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The only ones I can say I found easy were:
Geography - Past papers and learning Case Studies
History - Past papers, timing them, learning Key Dates
Religious Studies - IDEK was just easy... Be opinionated, it gets you marks
ICT - We did the ECDL course which is just using Word and stuff so haha
Chemistry - Past Papers and I had the best teacher ever
German - quizlet.com learning vocab
French - Ditto German
Psychology - Learned my Case Studies, evaluations and definitions

The other ones were lots of hard work
haha good..you didn't do business studies?
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haha good..you didn't do business studies?
No sorry
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No sorry
dont' worry..i might pm you for help after some exams in january!
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dont' worry..i might pm you for help after some exams in january!
Sure I'd be happy to help
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