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Gcse English lit and lang

Hey guys

My GCSEs are coming up in a few weeks and I’m really struggling with English lit and lang, would anybody be willing to help me out with these subjects or even give me some useful recourses that may help me out?

Thanks :smile:
Reply 1
Hiii, what exam board do you do? I'm in year 11 and got predicted a 9 for both and in my mock I got 92% in lit and in lang, so if we do the same exam board I can defo send you my notes! I do Edexcel iGCSE...
Reply 2
Original post by AL0703
Hiii, what exam board do you do? I'm in year 11 and got predicted a 9 for both and in my mock I got 92% in lit and in lang, so if we do the same exam board I can defo send you my notes! I do Edexcel iGCSE...


Heyy I’m doing AQA but I know a few people doing Edexcel and it’s pretty similar! Is there any way I can message you on somewhere else other than this
Original post by b82119
Hey guys
My GCSEs are coming up in a few weeks and I’m really struggling with English lit and lang, would anybody be willing to help me out with these subjects or even give me some useful recourses that may help me out?
Thanks :smile:

Hi, the two youtube channels that help me out so much are glow up your grades and light up hub tutor. PMT is also a really good resource to use!
Reply 4
Original post by *LifeHappens*
Hi, the two youtube channels that help me out so much are glow up your grades and light up hub tutor. PMT is also a really good resource to use!


Hey! Thank you so much, will definitely try these :smile:
Reply 5
I do AQA too. What texts are you studying for lit???
Reply 6
Original post by User_09
I do AQA too. What texts are you studying for lit???


An inspector calls a Christmas Carol and Macbeth wbu?
Original post by b82119
Hey guys
My GCSEs are coming up in a few weeks and I’m really struggling with English lit and lang, would anybody be willing to help me out with these subjects or even give me some useful recourses that may help me out?
Thanks :smile:

Hi!
I'm in year 11 too and currently at a grade 9 in both Lang and Lit.
Literature tips:
My biggest tip to getting the top band marks is all in the way you approach a question, for example, a grade 4-5 would be predominantly A01 and A02 to be hitting grade 7 and above you need to be comfortable with A03(context) eg. I'm studying 'A Christmas carol' a grade 8-9 answer would be something like this:
How does Dickens present poverty in the novella?
Dickens presents the ‘poor’ as not deserving of happiness and not valued in society. Dickens portrays them this way by showcasing them as dehumanised in society. Dickens presents ignorance and want as animalistic. Scrooges questions ‘Is it a foot or a claw?’ when seeing the appearance of the children. This question alludes that ignorance and want are demonised by society, being seen as a threatening animal rather than a child. The noun ‘claw’ insinuates that Scrooge is unsure of their appearance as they are outsiders and ‘other’ to society. The use of it being a question of confusion suggests that it is down to the person's interpretation of the poor and it’s their choice as to how they view the working class;the poor can be seen as demonised animals or they can be seen as humans. The noun ‘foot’ alludes that these children could have humanistic traits as they don’t have to be seen as animals but rather as humans. Therefore, Dickens is criticizing the choice of demonisation of the working class from the upper class and how they are seen as an outsider of society and the way this perpetuates the cycle of poverty as instead of being helped, the upper class degrade them to benefit themselves.

I have made the last line slightly bolder but this would be classed as context- the context you need can be found in CGP books- (these are great as they condense down everything you need) I also find the internet is great especially as I don't take history to get a better understanding of that era; As they give you all the extracts you need this works to your advantage as before you even enter the exam your know all the A03 you can include for any question.90% of grade 9 students walk into the exam with a few already marked grade 9 paragraphs(most commonly around the protagonist eg. Scrooge) , So whatever question they ask Scrooge as a character can be integrated in.
Revision tips:
-Mind maps for each character and theme are great.
-memorize quotes.
-It sounds incredibly boring but read a few grade 9 answers and the mark scheme, and any words you don't understand instead of skipping them search online to understand the meaning.
-Once you get the main jist of writing an essay or how to structure a answer it is very repetitive and becomes a lot easier.
-As long as you can back your answer up with quotes you can't be wrong.
-English is very metaphorical examiners love an out there interpretation eg. Lady Macbeth was in fact grieving over the loss of a child therefore her behaviour was understandable.
-It sounds strange but making things deep for example in my English language descriptive writing I make it really deep and metaphorical and also unique-Enjoying writing also helps.
-Prepare before entering an exam.
-I have a tutor also which is great, this really helps to push me.

Good luck, let me know if you need any more tips!
Reply 8
Original post by b82119
An inspector calls a Christmas Carol and Macbeth wbu?

sameee!!
Reply 9
Original post by User_09
sameee!!


is there any way we can talk instead of here??
Reply 10
Original post by sophammond
Hi!
I'm in year 11 too and currently at a grade 9 in both Lang and Lit.
Literature tips:
My biggest tip to getting the top band marks is all in the way you approach a question, for example, a grade 4-5 would be predominantly A01 and A02 to be hitting grade 7 and above you need to be comfortable with A03(context) eg. I'm studying 'A Christmas carol' a grade 8-9 answer would be something like this:
How does Dickens present poverty in the novella?
Dickens presents the ‘poor’ as not deserving of happiness and not valued in society. Dickens portrays them this way by showcasing them as dehumanised in society. Dickens presents ignorance and want as animalistic. Scrooges questions ‘Is it a foot or a claw?’ when seeing the appearance of the children. This question alludes that ignorance and want are demonised by society, being seen as a threatening animal rather than a child. The noun ‘claw’ insinuates that Scrooge is unsure of their appearance as they are outsiders and ‘other’ to society. The use of it being a question of confusion suggests that it is down to the person's interpretation of the poor and it’s their choice as to how they view the working class;the poor can be seen as demonised animals or they can be seen as humans. The noun ‘foot’ alludes that these children could have humanistic traits as they don’t have to be seen as animals but rather as humans. Therefore, Dickens is criticizing the choice of demonisation of the working class from the upper class and how they are seen as an outsider of society and the way this perpetuates the cycle of poverty as instead of being helped, the upper class degrade them to benefit themselves.
I have made the last line slightly bolder but this would be classed as context- the context you need can be found in CGP books- (these are great as they condense down everything you need) I also find the internet is great especially as I don't take history to get a better understanding of that era; As they give you all the extracts you need this works to your advantage as before you even enter the exam your know all the A03 you can include for any question.90% of grade 9 students walk into the exam with a few already marked grade 9 paragraphs(most commonly around the protagonist eg. Scrooge) , So whatever question they ask Scrooge as a character can be integrated in.
Revision tips:
-Mind maps for each character and theme are great.
-memorize quotes.
-It sounds incredibly boring but read a few grade 9 answers and the mark scheme, and any words you don't understand instead of skipping them search online to understand the meaning.
-Once you get the main jist of writing an essay or how to structure a answer it is very repetitive and becomes a lot easier.
-As long as you can back your answer up with quotes you can't be wrong.
-English is very metaphorical examiners love an out there interpretation eg. Lady Macbeth was in fact grieving over the loss of a child therefore her behaviour was understandable.
-It sounds strange but making things deep for example in my English language descriptive writing I make it really deep and metaphorical and also unique-Enjoying writing also helps.
-Prepare before entering an exam.
-I have a tutor also which is great, this really helps to push me.
Good luck, let me know if you need any more tips!


Thank you so much!!
Original post by b82119
is there any way we can talk instead of here??

you can private message me if you want.
Reply 12
Original post by User_09
you can private message me if you want.


It won’t let me reply to you it says I need to post at least 3 times to unlock it :/

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