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Hi, I got an 8 in both English lit and lang (AQA), so not quite a 9 but maybe I could still give some advice. For my language exam what I did in the persuasive writing paper was incorporate multiple genres in to my essay i.e. I had an extract from a speech, blog, letter, etc all in my persuasive writing piece but it was overall in the correct genre because they were just extracts. (Can't remember what the question was (newspaper I think?) but I did the 2017 exam.) Another thing, I remember that timing was really hard to do so what I recommend is to do the questions with the most marks first. I think the order I did them in was 5,1,4,3,2 a bit weird but it you're most tired at the end so do the longest question with the most marks when you have the most adrenaline, question 1 is so easy its not worth loosing marks on and so on. For literature, make sure you incorporate context into every single paragraph, it's quite easy to learn and applicable to any question. Hope this helps one way or another good luck!
same, i got a 5 in lang (1 off a 6) and 9 in lit in year 10, but i got a 7 in the year 11 mocks (we didnt do lang in our mocks), and now ive pretty much lost all confidence in english lmao
Me too. My teacher's target is always 'more analysis' and even when I analyse a lot, she still puts the same, A 9 in year 10! That's good. Maybe it's because you did a different text in the mocks. I got a 5 in Year 10 for Inspector Calls and a 8 for Romeo and Juliet and a 5 for Poetry in Year 11 mocks which equated to a 7 in the end.