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    Hi,
    Okay so I’m in Year 11 at the moment, and next year I hope to study A-Level Chemistry, Biology and Maths. I want to be a doctor, so of course I’ll have to study medicine, which is a very competitive course.
    I don’t have my predicted GCSE grades but here are my mock results for a rough idea of how I’m doing:
    Business Studies: A*
    English Language: 9
    English Literature: 6
    French: 6
    History:8
    Mathematics: 7
    Religious Education: 8
    Science: 7 (I got an 8 in biology and a 6 in physics, we didn’t have a chemistry mock)
    - Do GCSEs really matter when applying to study medicine?
    - Any general ideas on how I could improve my grades? They’re okay, but I’d like to do better.
    Thanks so much
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    practice papers
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    For English lit I used flash cards to memorise quotes which worked well.
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    thank you x
    How did you get a 9 in Language? Any tips because I'm currently on a 7. What exam board might I ask?
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    Hi,
    It’s AQA I scored 144/160 in total, there are two papers both worth 80 marks. What’s your exam board?
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    It’s AQA I scored 144/160 in total, there are two papers both worth 80 marks. What’s your exam board?
    Ah I do edexcel. I get good marks in the creative writing (30+) but it's the evaluation and comparison ones I struggle on. Do you follow a method/scheme to get marks or do you just go in and waffle?
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    To be honest with you, I did no revision whatsoever and didn’t look at any kind of method. I can’t stand English, it’s my least favourite subject! But I would recommend looking at the mark scheme as that’s helped some of my friends; also I’m not sure if you have a choice of question for the 30 mark, but definitely pick the one that’s easiest and you can write the most about! I write lots and lots in exams, and that appears to have works in Language. You might also find that it helps to read the questions before reading the extract. I annotate my extracts too. Good luck
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