How do you revise for GCSE English language and literature (9-1) Watch

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I am doing my GCSEs this year, and I am unsure as to how to revise for the English GCSEs. If I have to take notes, How do I take notes? Do I just need to do practice papers for English language or do I need to just do papers?
I would really appreciate if someone helps as to how to revise effectively for GCSE English.
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English literature is pretty straight forward in my opinion, just learn the quotes and question criterial (which is probably the most important part) and do at least one practise paper a week. For language I would say read some descriptive short stories from wattpad, and focus on question criteria (-all the AOs applicable). Obviously practise papers are important but for me I needed to practise more for lit, it’s all preference...
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FOR ENGLISH LIT
Create Quote Banks.
Group quotes by Acts/Chapters. Then by characters. Then by themes. Then by structural or language devices that are relevant.
Do this by creating mindmaps or a table (use MS Word if you can).

Create Character Trackers
This is basically a line graph where you track a variable of a character or theme throughout a novel or a play. For example: Macbeth's descent into a tyrant or The prescence of the Supernatural in An Inspector Calls. Use quotations from your quote bank to give evidence.
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Heres an example of one of mine.

FOR ENGLISH LANG
There were two main contributing factors which enabled me to get a 9 in English Lang and these were:
- Past Papers
- Reading books (A Lot, I mean A LOT.)

TRUST ME, before my GCSE English Lang I would never consider even picking up a book but after reading novels (our school made compulsory to read) I found that by reading I developed a further understanding of the mechanics of writing, you'll pick up on writers traits and subjunctions that you could emulate in your creative writing. As well as a new found fluency in your analysis.

Hope this helps.
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(Original post by RonnieEl7)
FOR ENGLISH LIT
Create Quote Banks.
Group quotes by Acts/Chapters. Then by characters. Then by themes. Then by structural or language devices that are relevant.
Do this by creating mindmaps or a table (use MS Word if you can).

Create Character Trackers
This is basically a line graph where you track a variable of a character or theme throughout a novel or a play. For example: Macbeth's descent into a tyrant or The prescence of the Supernatural in An Inspector Calls. Use quotations from your quote bank to give evidence.
Name:  tracker.png
Views: 105
Size:  31.9 KB
Heres an example of one of mine.

FOR ENGLISH LANG
There were two main contributing factors which enabled me to get a 9 in English Lang and these were:
- Past Papers
- Reading books (A Lot, I mean A LOT.)

TRUST ME, before my GCSE English Lang I would never consider even picking up a book but after reading novels (our school made compulsory to read) I found that by reading I developed a further understanding of the mechanics of writing, you'll pick up on writers traits and subjunctions that you could emulate in your creative writing. As well as a new found fluency in your analysis.

Hope this helps.
What if it's too late to read? My Eng. Lang. Paper 1 is in one day!!!!!!
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What if it's too late to read? My Eng. Lang. Paper 1 is in one day!!!!!!
You mean your mocks? Crikey. I also have English as my first mock on Monday (but Lit, not Lang).
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FOR ENGLISH LANG
There were two main contributing factors which enabled me to get a 9 in English Lang and these were:
- Past Papers
- Reading books (A Lot, I mean A LOT.)

TRUST ME, before my GCSE English Lang I would never consider even picking up a book but after reading novels (our school made compulsory to read) I found that by reading I developed a further understanding of the mechanics of writing, you'll pick up on writers traits and subjunctions that you could emulate in your creative writing. As well as a new found fluency in your analysis.

Hope this helps.
Wow. I barely read ANYTHING during my GCSEs and somehow got a 9 in language. I wonder how...

In truth, I think practising your skills with past papers trumps reading books quite heavily.
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