Help with GCSE English Watch
Hello all. I was curious if you had any tips on passing my English lit and Lang exam. I'm predicted a 4 (I'm currently in year 10) but want to be sure of a pass to get into college without any resits. I have recently ordered the revision guides for lit and Lang but I want to try and get some advice from previous GCSE students.
Additionally, for literature you could learn the key termiology for poetry: Metaphor, simile, endstopment, enjambment, cesura, juxtaposition, oxymoron etc. identifying language and structure techniques with correct terminology is awarded marks as it shows technical accuracy, knowing a wide variety puts you in a good stop as you always have something to talk about.
Don't worry too much about crazy revision now as you're still in year 10 - but learning key terminology early puts you in a good spot for both your literature and language gcses.
I took part in last years gcse's with the 9-1 scoring, and now study both english lit and lang at a level. The revision guides should tell you everything, but knowing what the examiner wants to see and tailoring your answer to the spec will get you a 4 or more.
Hope this helps!