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    The level i'm currently achieving is an A, which is my target level, however i really want to get an A* in this subject and i'm unsure how to. I put so much time into this subject so i would really like the result I want. In the mock written exam I achieved a B so my folder work must have brought my grade up. But if there's any tips on getting an A* in graphics I would really like to know them. thanks.
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    (Original post by samisokaytrustme)
    The level i'm currently achieving is an A, which is my target level, however i really want to get an A* in this subject and i'm unsure how to. I put so much time into this subject so i would really like the result I want. In the mock written exam I achieved a B so my folder work must have brought my grade up. But if there's any tips on getting an A* in graphics I would really like to know them. thanks.
    Sorry to see that you've not had any replies.. if you do not get any then I would suggest speaking to your teacher about it.. I have no doubt that it is difficult but also achievable.
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    I did advanced higher Graphics not A-level but if it's the same stuff (technical drawing and a folio?) then technical drawing you just have to learn the different types of drawings and the methods of doing them.

    For our folio we had to design a magazine and also do a CAD drawing of an object and an environment to go with it (eg. a guitar and a bedroom). Just watch a bunch of CAD tutorial vids and learn how to do some more complex shapes etc. With us, the most important thing was time you put into it, just put as many hours as you can into making it really detailed and accurate. With other design stuff, more of a natural skill but try and ask advice from your teacher, look at proper professional examples and "copy" them and their styles

    Don't know if this is the same stuff you do for A-Level but feel free to ask anything else, hope it helped a little, probably not lol
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    (Original post by samisokaytrustme)
    The level i'm currently achieving is an A, which is my target level, however i really want to get an A* in this subject and i'm unsure how to. I put so much time into this subject so i would really like the result I want. In the mock written exam I achieved a B so my folder work must have brought my grade up. But if there's any tips on getting an A* in graphics I would really like to know them. thanks.
    hey quick question here what exam board are you following regarding the gcse graphics course you are taking atm
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    (Original post by samisokaytrustme)
    The level i'm currently achieving is an A, which is my target level, however i really want to get an A* in this subject and i'm unsure how to. I put so much time into this subject so i would really like the result I want. In the mock written exam I achieved a B so my folder work must have brought my grade up. But if there's any tips on getting an A* in graphics I would really like to know them. thanks.
    i understand how you feel. gcse graphics really is abysmal. i didn't finish my coursework until easter in year 11. BUT i have got an a* in my coursework! also, i'm assuming you're doing aqa for this.

    what i'd say is to use the textbook and write about things that might come up on the exam. for example, in your evaluation, you could write about all the different materials you could have used instead and the strengths and weaknesses of them. that way you can get a lot more info in, even after you've finished. for the questionnaire, do a client profile with their likes, dislikes, interests, etc. (you can make it up) and then write about how your product is catered for them and the target market they represent. overall, my advice is to waffle a bit and make it sound like you know what you're doing...

    i haven't got my results yet, so i don't know what grade i got in the exam, but i do think i did well. and because my graphics teacher was absolutely TERRIBLE, all i did was ask the RM teacher if i could borrow a textbook and i went home and just copied out the whole thing into a notebook for 3 days. it's literally all i did all day. after each section i went over it and underlined the key points. then i did some past papers with the knowledge i'd learned and it turned out i was up to at least a grade standard! if you're good at memorising things and you end up revising it last minute like i did that's the way to go. although, obviously, i'd recommend you know all the content thoroughly months before the exam. also make sure you know how to do all the types of technical drawing to a high standard and that you have the design section down.

    i don't know about other exam boards, but the aqa exam is kind of ridiculous in that there's no set marks for each point you make in your answers. the mark scheme is really sketchy and, basically, if you explain your answer (even if you're guessing and make something up), you get the higher marks.

    good luck!!
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    hey quick question here what exam board are you following regarding the gcse graphics course you are taking atm
    AQA I think
 
 
 
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