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    I have a mock in two days time and i am slightly unprepared.In my last mock exam for English language i did not revise at all and ended up managing to get a band 6 but now i obvs need to revise to see what else i am capable of and also since its our last mock exam after we sit our real exam in May.

    I need some help/last minute advice on revision for Eng language. HELPPP ME!!!.
    I got a few questions:
    -Shall i start of with question 5 since its time consuming??
    -Do i read the extract whilst analysing or read once then analyse??
    -How long shall i spend on question 5??
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    Somehow managed an 8 in my mocks with no revision, actually pretty proud of that tbh since I was getting 5s before.

    I'd advise doing the questions in this order:
    1 - Pretty simple and straight forward, doesn't take much time or effort to get the marks on.
    3 - The reason I say do question 3 next is because it asks you to look at both sources whereas question 2 asks you to look at one. If you do question 2 and read through one source by the time you get to question 3 you're probably going to have to read it over again as well as the second source so you're just spending more time reading.
    2 - ^^^
    4 - It's just question 4, not too hard in all honesty.
    5 - I would still keep this one for last, off the top of my head I think I spent around 40 minutes on this question. ALWAYS start with a plan, your teachers probably go on about this all the time but it really does help... or at least me. It doesn't need to be anything really complicated, just bullet points so you know how the flow of your answer will be.

    So to answer your questions:
    "Shall i start of with question 5 since its time consuming?"
    I personally wouldn't, but since this is a mock you can experiment and try to do it. If it doesn't work out, well, hey at least if wasn't your actual GCSE.

    "Do I read the extract whilst analysing or read once then analyse?"
    I'd say this is personal preference. I normally read the source, underline anything I think might be worthwhile and then look back over everything I underlined afterwards.

    "How long shall i spend on question 5?"
    Hmm... try to aim for 45 minutes to be safe. But if you can more time that'd be better, less time and you might be pushing it a little. Back in Year 9 when I did a mock paper I ended up only having 15 minutes for my Q5 and things did not go well...
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    (Original post by pqndachan)
    Somehow managed an 8 in my mocks with no revision, actually pretty proud of that tbh since I was getting 5s before.

    I'd advise doing the questions in this order:
    1 - Pretty simple and straight forward, doesn't take much time or effort to get the marks on.
    3 - The reason I say do question 3 next is because it asks you to look at both sources whereas question 2 asks you to look at one. If you do question 2 and read through one source by the time you get to question 3 you're probably going to have to read it over again as well as the second source so you're just spending more time reading.
    2 - ^^^
    4 - It's just question 4, not too hard in all honesty.
    5 - I would still keep this one for last, off the top of my head I think I spent around 40 minutes on this question. ALWAYS start with a plan, your teachers probably go on about this all the time but it really does help... or at least me. It doesn't need to be anything really complicated, just bullet points so you know how the flow of your answer will be.

    So to answer your questions:
    "Shall i start of with question 5 since its time consuming?"
    I personally wouldn't, but since this is a mock you can experiment and try to do it. If it doesn't work out, well, hey at least if wasn't your actual GCSE.

    "Do I read the extract whilst analysing or read once then analyse?"
    I'd say this is personal preference. I normally read the source, underline anything I think might be worthwhile and then look back over everything I underlined afterwards.

    "How long shall i spend on question 5?"
    Hmm... try to aim for 45 minutes to be safe. But if you can more time that'd be better, less time and you might be pushing it a little. Back in Year 9 when I did a mock paper I ended up only having 15 minutes for my Q5 and things did not go well...
    Thank you this has helped me so much,very much appreciated.
 
 
 

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