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Hi! This is my Grow your Grades forum. Right now, my main concern is English. I am a 6 in Language and a 7 in Literature and I would like to achieve a 9.
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Hi! This is my Grow your Grades forum. Right now, my main concern is English. I am a 6 in Language and a 7 in Literature and I would like to achieve a 9.
I would be pleased if anybody has any exemplar paragraphs and good ananlysis.
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Today I did two essays for English literature and some biology and chemistry!
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Today I did two essays for English literature and some biology and chemistry!
well done and good luck
which subjects are you doing for gcses?
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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
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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!
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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!
ah we do edexcel for lang so i have no idea what your questions are lmao, but i found an issue with timing too, like i wrote like 2 points on the last reading q (cant remember how much it was worth but quite a few i think), so i that i had time to do the writing part
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well done and good luck
which subjects are you doing for gcses?

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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.
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Engineering:gasp: that must be cool
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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.
we did macbeth in year 10, for the mocks we did an inspector calls and jekyll and hyde. really disappointed with aic, i thought it was my best text lol. and thanks!
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Engineering:gasp: that must be cool
It is fun but we have just finished coursework and only now are we going to prepare for the exam.
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we did macbeth in year 10, for the mocks we did an inspector calls and jekyll and hyde. really disappointed with aic, i thought it was my best text lol. and thanks!
You're welcome. I thought poetry was my best section too until I scored 19/30 in the mocks!
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You're welcome. I thought poetry was my best section too until I scored 19/30 in the mocks!
i did better in poetry than i expected lol but we done in year 10 too
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i did better in poetry than i expected lol but we done in year 10 too
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Well done!
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So, today I did three creative writing essay! School in two days!
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I got feedback on the creative writing essay I wrote last. It said it was 'pretty good' so I feel happy but I was not provided with a mark. I feel as if I am improving because ideas are flowing into my mind faster. Whether those ideas are actually good is another matter I recently just did a poetry comparison so I feel happy about that too. As well as that I did a practice maths paper Unfortunately, it is the last day of the holidays.
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