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    Hi, I'm currently in Year 11 and I have aspirations to carry on with English at A-level. Firstly, what grade do you need in both English Literature and Language to do it A-level?

    Also, I'm working at a grade 6/7 in both English Lit + Lang. However, I'm aiming for a grade 8 in both.
    What should I do to achieve this grade in my GCSEs? Any revision tips?

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    (Original post by zainabmajid29)
    Hi, I'm currently in Year 11 and I have aspirations to carry on with English at A-level. Firstly, what grade do you need in both English Literature and Language to do it A-level?

    Also, I'm working at a grade 6/7 in both English Lit + Lang. However, I'm aiming for a grade 8 in both.
    What should I do to achieve this grade in my GCSEs? Any revision tips?

    Thanks
    zainabmajid29
    Your school would tell you. Normally a 5 or a 6.
    Use Mr Bruff videos and e-books., then use practice papers. If you are already at 6 and 7 I doubt you need much help.
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    mrbruff, practice papers and making sure you have a line of argument in your bigger mark answers. more practice questions you do, the better you'll be able to read a text. make sure your notes are in-depth enough for all the texts you are studying. unsure about anything? research it, ask your teacher, go through the text and annotate it. if you need to, do notes for english lang questions too- it could really help you.
    having your own individual tone of voice in english lang (in regards to section b writing) will really help you.
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    Your school would tell you. Normally a 5 or a 6.
    Use Mr Bruff videos and e-books., then use practice papers. If you are already at 6 and 7 I doubt you need much help.
    thanks
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    (Original post by entertainmyfaith)
    mrbruff, practice papers and making sure you have a line of argument in your bigger mark answers. more practice questions you do, the better you'll be able to read a text. make sure your notes are in-depth enough for all the texts you are studying. unsure about anything? research it, ask your teacher, go through the text and annotate it. if you need to, do notes for english lang questions too- it could really help you.
    having your own individual tone of voice in english lang (in regards to section b writing) will really help you.
    omg thanks - this helps so much!
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    For my GCSEs, I wrote myself some sample questions about the texts and the poetry that could come up in the exam. Then I made really detailed essay plans for them. I think that just having a lot of practise with this may help, and something I wish I did was to write some essays and give them to my teacher to mark. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by zainabmajid29)
    omg thanks - this helps so much!
    no problem
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    (Original post by DuskDragon)
    For my GCSEs, I wrote myself some sample questions about the texts and the poetry that could come up in the exam. Then I made really detailed essay plans for them. I think that just having a lot of practise with this may help, and something I wish I did was to write some essays and give them to my teacher to mark. Hope this helps
    thanks so much - appreciate it!
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    Also, be prepared for a LOT of hard work doing both English Lit and Lang at A-Level, I currently do both at A-Level and the work load is immense,
    but if you work hard it truly is worth it!
    Best of Luck
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    (Original post by HSennett)
    Also, be prepared for a LOT of hard work doing both English Lit and Lang at A-Level, I currently do both at A-Level and the work load is immense,
    but if you work hard it truly is worth it!
    Best of Luck
    thank youu!
 
 
 
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