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    Is anyone doing this GCSE 😂, and who else thinks the written exam is painfully hard?
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    Yes completely and the grade boundaries are wayyyyyy too high
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    (Original post by PrinceKian)
    Is anyone doing this GCSE 😂, and who else thinks the written exam is painfully hard?
    It's so painstakingly tedious and boring to write, I can't even bring myself to revise for it You also lose marks for not mentioning tiny things and the grade boundaries are so high as well. I can't wait for Tuesday to be over and done with and I'll never have to do it ever again.
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    (Original post by george_c00per)
    It's so painstakingly tedious and boring to write, I can't even bring myself to revise for it You also lose marks for not mentioning tiny things and the grade boundaries are so high as well. I can't wait for Tuesday to be over and done with and I'll never have to do it ever again.
    It is the most boring thing in the world. Painfully repetitive and i can never seem to get any of it right. Most schools literally just learn a set thing off my heart for each question. We started learning about 3 weeks ago
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    (Original post by Demarco101)
    It is the most boring thing in the world. Painfully repetitive and i can never seem to get any of it right. Most schools literally just learn a set thing off my heart for each question. We started learning about 3 weeks ago
    That's what my teacher told us to do for the first questions, but I haven't even looked at my drama folder since last Thursday when it was my last lesson.

    You just need to put in so much detail, even if your paragraph is a bit rambly. I managed to get 7/10 for one of the questions we did in class just for going on about a little detail, and the only reason I lost marks was because I mixed this question up with another. Oops

    How did you do in the practical?
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    I haven't looked at it since i don't actually have a drama folder. I really need to get at least an A. Our teachers haven't told us our devised or scripted marks yet which is so annoying. Yeah ik it's all about talking about the little things you do. I always fall down on section C question 2 tho

    In my mock i got 88% which was a mix of the practical and written mark
    Also Corbyn and labour ftw
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    Yeah. I got A* in my Yr10 Mocks but a C in my YR11 Mocks because I misread the Sec B Q5&6...Need to learn for that in the final..
    Yeah it's kinda annoying the GB are soo high and that you needa be so specific.
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    (Original post by sulaimanali)
    Yeah. I got A* in my Yr10 Mocks but a C in my YR11 Mocks because I misread the Sec B Q5&6...Need to learn for that in the final..
    Yeah it's kinda annoying the GB are soo high and that you needa be so specific.
    our teachers have just told us to explain the hell out of everything, and section A Q1&2 are the same as section B Q5 and section A Q3&4 are the same as section B Q6, so its straight forward for us, even though last time I got a C, and my practical is on an A only a couple marks off an A*
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    Any tips we can give each other to get the best grade tomorrow? I can't wait for drama to be finally over
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    Anyone know how to get an A* in the written paper?
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    if y'all want tips I got 93% in my mock paper :yy:


    (probably a fluke, but I'm not awful, if you want advice idk :h: )

    p.s. I'm talking vaguely-specific questions
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    (Original post by Milzime)
    if y'all want tips I got 93% in my mock paper :yy:


    (probably a fluke, but I'm not awful, if you want advice idk :h: )

    p.s. I'm talking vaguely-specific questions
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    (Original post by PrinceKian)
    Yes please, that would be awesome
    I need help on question 5&6 please an someone help?
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    (Original post by Eggzactly)
    I need help on question 5&6 please an someone help?
    Erm if you know how to do Q1&2 it's basically the same as Q5 and if you look at Q3&4 it's basically the same as Q6, take a close look and you'll get what I mean
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    oh I get it now. thanks!!!
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    if anyone has any section c tips, I'm dying here..
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    (Original post by honorgranville)
    if anyone has any section c tips, I'm dying here..
    Sorry, I'm doing section B
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    sorry if I quoted unnecessarily, but if you lot wanted some tips, here's somthing I wrote for one of my friends a while ago for revision:

    here you go
    just do a bunch of examples (that are specific to you) of "acting techniques", you'll need some from the beginning of your piece, and some that include other people, and some that don't... Like, you don't have to write all of these out, but think them through, so in the exam you got this whole bank of crap you can spew and adapt to the question 😊 (eg a moment where you used facial expression really well) and you gotta get some "rehearsal techniques" (eg when you researched something, and then how you applied that to your piece)

    Then do a bunch of past paper questions, there are some model answers online out there, so if you're dead stuck literally copy wheat they wrote but obviously trying to fit it to your piece, (remember you can be as generous as you want with the truth... Especially with things like research and stuff because, like, you probably didn't do that exactly lol. Once I wrote about how we videoed a moment that we weren't sure was working, and then saw blah blah and we never did that lol)

    For section C... ppfffttt I dunno what to tell you, erm, as you're writing your answer, literally re-read the question every few lines to make sure you're staying on the right track

    Again, it's worth making a bank of moments, particularly for one character. And then for a pair of characters (in more than one "moment" or in a few "scenes" make sure you can say their own actual name, and use it to talk about the actor as an actor lol.


    TL;DR Look at past papers, look at model answers, stay specific and clear, making sure you go into excruciating detail wherever you can, but assuring the point you've made is still relevant to the question.GOOD LUCK
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    (Original post by Milzime)
    sorry if I quoted unnecessarily, but if you lot wanted some tips, here's somthing I wrote for one of my friends a while ago for revision:

    here you go
    just do a bunch of examples (that are specific to you) of "acting techniques", you'll need some from the beginning of your piece, and some that include other people, and some that don't... Like, you don't have to write all of these out, but think them through, so in the exam you got this whole bank of crap you can spew and adapt to the question 😊 (eg a moment where you used facial expression really well) and you gotta get some "rehearsal techniques" (eg when you researched something, and then how you applied that to your piece)

    Then do a bunch of past paper questions, there are some model answers online out there, so if you're dead stuck literally copy wheat they wrote but obviously trying to fit it to your piece, (remember you can be as generous as you want with the truth... Especially with things like research and stuff because, like, you probably didn't do that exactly lol. Once I wrote about how we videoed a moment that we weren't sure was working, and then saw blah blah and we never did that lol)

    For section C... ppfffttt I dunno what to tell you, erm, as you're writing your answer, literally re-read the question every few lines to make sure you're staying on the right track

    Again, it's worth making a bank of moments, particularly for one character. And then for a pair of characters (in more than one "moment" or in a few "scenes" make sure you can say their own actual name, and use it to talk about the actor as an actor lol.


    TL;DR Look at past papers, look at model answers, stay specific and clear, making sure you go into excruciating detail wherever you can, but assuring the point you've made is still relevant to the question.GOOD LUCK
    Thank you so much, and good luck everyone, we're all going to smash it!
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