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Hey, I was wondering a few things.
With a month left till the exams I have a few 6s and 7s and do you think theres still enough time to get to 9s?
Also- does anyone know any other places to find exam questions for free except for PMT and past papers. I would like to see some more and it would be a lot of help. Thanks! :smile:

(Also im predicted a 9 in english lit AQA so if anyone wants help with that I can try)

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Original post by anonymous2913
Hey, I was wondering a few things.
With a month left till the exams I have a few 6s and 7s and do you think theres still enough time to get to 9s?
Also- does anyone know any other places to find exam questions for free except for PMT and past papers. I would like to see some more and it would be a lot of help. Thanks! :smile:
(Also im predicted a 9 in english lit AQA so if anyone wants help with that I can try)


heyy! (not sure how useful this is as im only in yr 10) but have you tried looking at the mmerevise website? they have exam questions, and some subjects even have worksheets (a main downside tho, is that they only have resources on core subjects :frown: )

do you have any tips on how to revise english lit since im currently working at a grade 6/7 and want to get grade 8/9. plus ive got my mocks after the holiday, so any advice on hiw to revise english lit?
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Original post by infamous.nugget
heyy! (not sure how useful this is as im only in yr 10) but have you tried looking at the mmerevise website? they have exam questions, and some subjects even have worksheets (a main downside tho, is that they only have resources on core subjects :frown: )
do you have any tips on how to revise english lit since im currently working at a grade 6/7 and want to get grade 8/9. plus ive got my mocks after the holiday, so any advice on hiw to revise english lit?

for english lit i recommend reading the books in detail. like after reading each line trying to really understand what it means. what me and my teacher did is we went through the book in class and highlighted and annotated but when it came to reading it i enjoyed just going over it and trying to find my own interpretations, My friends also said they used PMT for quotations and for the creative writing section they have set sentences that you can try memorise and use. Also there are youtube videos going over the books which can help increase your understanding. Im doing Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Hyde and Inspector Calls so if you need specific advice. For poetry I recommend using PMT for notes as well and just looking at the writer and their specific intentions- their interviews for the more modern ones can help 😁 (carol ann duffy- if your doing love and relationships)
Original post by anonymous2913
for english lit i recommend reading the books in detail. like after reading each line trying to really understand what it means. what me and my teacher did is we went through the book in class and highlighted and annotated but when it came to reading it i enjoyed just going over it and trying to find my own interpretations, My friends also said they used PMT for quotations and for the creative writing section they have set sentences that you can try memorise and use. Also there are youtube videos going over the books which can help increase your understanding. Im doing Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Hyde and Inspector Calls so if you need specific advice. For poetry I recommend using PMT for notes as well and just looking at the writer and their specific intentions- their interviews for the more modern ones can help 😁 (carol ann duffy- if your doing love and relationships)

thanks for the advice :smile:
i'm also doing an inspector calls, so i was just wondering, but how many quotes should i memorise for each character, and what's the best way of learning them? eg. flashcards, mindmaps...
also do you think i should learn quotes for each theme as well? and if so how many?
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Original post by infamous.nugget
thanks for the advice :smile:
i'm also doing an inspector calls, so i was just wondering, but how many quotes should i memorise for each character, and what's the best way of learning them? eg. flashcards, mindmaps...
also do you think i should learn quotes for each theme as well? and if so how many?

try memorize the quotes that can be used in multiple themes because then your covering a range, for me personally i did better on doing quotations on themes rather then specific characters for inspector calls. this is because each character is symbolic of a certain theme. but doing character pages can help as well i guess!
Original post by anonymous2913
try memorize the quotes that can be used in multiple themes because then your covering a range, for me personally i did better on doing quotations on themes rather then specific characters for inspector calls. this is because each character is symbolic of a certain theme. but doing character pages can help as well i guess!


thank you sm!!
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Original post by tatsyy
for english lit i recommend reading the books in detail. like after reading each line trying to really understand what it means. what me and my teacher did is we went through the book in class and highlighted and annotated but when it came to reading it i enjoyed just going over it and trying to find my own interpretations, My friends also said they used PMT for quotations and for the creative writing section they have set sentences that you can try memorise and use. Also there are youtube videos going over the books which can help increase your understanding. Im doing Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Hyde and Inspector Calls so if you need specific advice. For poetry I recommend using PMT for notes as well and just looking at the writer and their specific intentions- their interviews for the more modern ones can help 😁 (carol ann duffy- if your doing love and relationships)

@Qpd some advice on english lit like you wanted
Original post by tatsyy
Hey, I was wondering a few things.
With a month left till the exams I have a few 6s and 7s and do you think theres still enough time to get to 9s?
Also- does anyone know any other places to find exam questions for free except for PMT and past papers. I would like to see some more and it would be a lot of help. Thanks! :smile:
(Also im predicted a 9 in english lit AQA so if anyone wants help with that I can try)

Hey! Im in the same boat as you. I would recommend revision world, and Corbettmaths for maths. Which subjects do you particularly need a boost from 6/7 to 9?
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Original post by StudyGirlGrammar
Hey! Im in the same boat as you. I would recommend revision world, and Corbettmaths for maths. Which subjects do you particularly need a boost from 6/7 to 9?

Funny enough I go to a grammar school too. From 6's I gotta boost Spanish and Computing from a 6, and all the sciences as well as Maths from a seven. I've been using cognito, seneca and cgp workbook and revision book for the sciences and for maths just doing past papers. I did little to no revision for mocks and still somehow managed to get a 7 so I think I have already improved. For spanish and computing deffo my weakest.
Original post by tatsyy
Funny enough I go to a grammar school too. From 6's I gotta boost Spanish and Computing from a 6, and all the sciences as well as Maths from a seven. I've been using cognito, seneca and cgp workbook and revision book for the sciences and for maths just doing past papers. I did little to no revision for mocks and still somehow managed to get a 7 so I think I have already improved. For spanish and computing deffo my weakest.

Nice to hear! Same here i go to a grammar school too. I need to get my grades up from 6 in Eng lit to a 7 and i was off by 1 mark for 8s in compsci and chemistry even thought i was predicted a 9 :frown: . Anyways, good luck.
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Original post by StudyGirlGrammar
Nice to hear! Same here i go to a grammar school too. I need to get my grades up from 6 in Eng lit to a 7 and i was off by 1 mark for 8s in compsci and chemistry even thought i was predicted a 9 :frown: . Anyways, good luck.

If you need help with english lit im predicted a 9. I do think grammar schools under predict you because they do more challenging papers or from what ive seen in comparison to state schools
Original post by tatsyy
If you need help with english lit im predicted a 9. I do think grammar schools under predict you because they do more challenging papers or from what ive seen in comparison to state schools

Oh yes please any tips for Eng lit will be helpful. Which books do you do?
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Original post by StudyGirlGrammar
Oh yes please any tips for Eng lit will be helpful. Which books do you do?

If you just read up in this discussion I helped this other person with it. I wrote a paragraph about it so hope it helps. 😁
Original post by tatsyy
If you just read up in this discussion I helped this other person with it. I wrote a paragraph about it so hope it helps. 😁

Thanks!
Original post by StudyGirlGrammar
Nice to hear! Same here i go to a grammar school too. I need to get my grades up from 6 in Eng lit to a 7 and i was off by 1 mark for 8s in compsci and chemistry even thought i was predicted a 9 :frown: . Anyways, good luck.


Im also doing my GCSEs this year and I go to a comprehensive school and I’ve always wondered, what is it like going to a grammar school? I assume facilities are different and of course there’s more help available from teachers ,I assume, but is their anything else academically that you think differs? Just curious you don’t have to answer!
Original post by tatsyy
Funny enough I go to a grammar school too. From 6's I gotta boost Spanish and Computing from a 6, and all the sciences as well as Maths from a seven. I've been using cognito, seneca and cgp workbook and revision book for the sciences and for maths just doing past papers. I did little to no revision for mocks and still somehow managed to get a 7 so I think I have already improved. For spanish and computing deffo my weakest.


I wish I could give you tips on Spanish and computing but I don’t do either of them, I do french as my language😭, for maths honestly you seem on track, if you can get a 7 without revision I think you’ll be getting stellar grades once you start grinding- I say this because I that was me but in year 10, I got a 6 and I didn’t pay attention all year but once I started revising and working my grade in maths is now comfortably at a 9, praying I can maintain that, so I’m sure - confident really- that you can do the same. I mentioned this elsewhere but what I love about maths it’s literally just practice and progress, I’m assuming since you got a seven you have the core concepts for maths down so you should be able to do grade 6-7 questions comfortably, have a look on Maths genie it has a bunch on resources that are free and it categorises specific topics by grades so you can have a look at all the grade 8-9 topics as I assume that’s what you are aiming for. Gcse maths tutor on YouTube also helped me out a bunch when I was doing my mocks in November and February so have a look at his videos if your interested. Science I honesty would say memorise as much key info as you can and do past papers, biology is the most content heavy with physics being the least content heavy, a third of the paper is basically just equations so I suggest to practice physics equations and repeat content to yourself for the sciences through active recall, hope this helped!
Original post by tatsyy
If you need help with english lit im predicted a 9. I do think grammar schools under predict you because they do more challenging papers or from what ive seen in comparison to state schools


Yeahh that sound saddening, but on the contrary it depends, my school for this reason tends to be harsh on marking and used the 2023 grade boundaries (the highest ones yet, let’s hope ours isn’t that high🥲). Your English lit grade is fantastic, do you plan to do it for a levels?
Original post by unequivocal
Im also doing my GCSEs this year and I go to a comprehensive school and I’ve always wondered, what is it like going to a grammar school? I assume facilities are different and of course there’s more help available from teachers ,I assume, but is their anything else academically that you think differs? Just curious you don’t have to answer!

Hey, its not that different - if something, it is VERY strict. In my opinion, the teachers are good, but i wouldn't say they are extremely amazing or supportive or whatever - its the studetns (yep its us). We bring the school up, the thing is that all the students are such high-acheivers and competitive, so everyone just wants to beat other people and be the best! So yeah, we basically drive each other. And besides, my school makes you look bad if we get a 6 or 7. I got put into geography intervention (not cos im bad btw its because they thought it will "benefit" me, my teachers words 😆 ) just because i was predicted a 7 and i also got an 8 in my mocks so yeah its a bit stupid sometimes... So yeah its the pressure from school as well.

Ask me any other questions if you want 🙂
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Original post by unequivocal
Im also doing my GCSEs this year and I go to a comprehensive school and I’ve always wondered, what is it like going to a grammar school? I assume facilities are different and of course there’s more help available from teachers ,I assume, but is their anything else academically that you think differs? Just curious you don’t have to answer!


heyy i also go to a grammar school, and yh its not too different, but they are slightly stricter (this is just my experience tho, ik some grammar schools can be veryyy strict!)
I guess you are also given more support, as the teachers know you have potential to get top marks. and yh as the person above said, i think grammar schools in general are just driven by the students' competition and wanting to be better than everyone else.
Also, i forgot to mention this, bit the quality of teaching may be better since the schools can be more selective in what they teach (if yk what i mean)
Also another thing abt grammar schools is that they tend to have relations with things outside of school, eg clubs, universities etc.
Idk about other schools, but in my school, if u get a bad test result or aren't happy with ur score, theres also clubs during lunch (or sometimes even during tutor time!) which you can go over specific topics /questions which you as well as others didnt understand, (but I'm pretty sure this is mostly for 11 /10)
And to answer ur question, i think the only thing which is academically different is just you get a better outcome, but then again it can be different for everyone
Hope this helped, and feel free to ask anymore questions :smile:
Original post by StudyGirlGrammar
Hey, its not that different - if something, it is VERY strict. In my opinion, the teachers are good, but i wouldn't say they are extremely amazing or supportive or whatever - its the studetns (yep its us). We bring the school up, the thing is that all the students are such high-acheivers and competitive, so everyone just wants to beat other people and be the best! So yeah, we basically drive each other. And besides, my school makes you look bad if we get a 6 or 7. I got put into geography intervention (not cos im bad btw its because they thought it will "benefit" me, my teachers words 😆 ) just because i was predicted a 7 and i also got an 8 in my mocks so yeah its a bit stupid sometimes... So yeah its the pressure from school as well.
Ask me any other questions if you want 🙂


My god i had no idea, honestly in my school it’s normally just me and everyone else in set 1 that gets competitive and have high achievers, the thing is the teaching can sometimes not be the best like triple science students have to teach themselves basically, other than that it’s pretty chill, it’s late for me but I’ll ask more questions tomorrow if I’m curious, thanks for answering!

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