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hello , am now doing my gcse. basically i am already strongly thinking of resiting eng lang bec my eng is not the best and am getting 4s in my eng mocks . so, for the people who speack arabic as first lang and did the exam, or anyone who’s eng is not there first lang and achieved a 6 in gcse . can u give me some help like how did u studied and resources, who helped u and how. i would be really thankful because i really need a 6 so i can have a chance to apply to unis i want.
Original post by rimaa0014
hello , am now doing my gcse. basically i am already strongly thinking of resiting eng lang bec my eng is not the best and am getting 4s in my eng mocks . so, for the people who speack arabic as first lang and did the exam, or anyone who’s eng is not there first lang and achieved a 6 in gcse . can u give me some help like how did u studied and resources, who helped u and how. i would be really thankful because i really need a 6 so i can have a chance to apply to unis i want.

Hi, I don't really meet the criteria that you have mentioned as English is my first language but I completely understand why you might be struggling to get the grades you want. I definitely think that you can get a higher grade and there are specific things that you can learn to look for and talk about which will get you the grades you need. If you can list a couple of things that you specifically find difficult, I can give you some advice.
Reply 2
Original post by scarygirl2
Hi, I don't really meet the criteria that you have mentioned as English is my first language but I completely understand why you might be struggling to get the grades you want. I definitely think that you can get a higher grade and there are specific things that you can learn to look for and talk about which will get you the grades you need. If you can list a couple of things that you specifically find difficult, I can give you some advice.
for me the time to understand the text is the most difficult thing and starting to write the answears as well.
saddly i dont get extra time for that so I dont have a solotion for it than just read more to make my understanding better.
i have a tutor how is meant to help me and when i ask for feedback she mostly say am not detailed and my expression is bad. and this is again because am not eng speaker. when i read what i wrote i fully understand it but if my friends for example read it they will say it lacks good expresion.
so i would say that my worst part that people can help me with is how to be detailed.
Original post by rimaa0014
for me the time to understand the text is the most difficult thing and starting to write the answears as well.
saddly i dont get extra time for that so I dont have a solotion for it than just read more to make my understanding better.
i have a tutor how is meant to help me and when i ask for feedback she mostly say am not detailed and my expression is bad. and this is again because am not eng speaker. when i read what i wrote i fully understand it but if my friends for example read it they will say it lacks good expresion.
so i would say that my worst part that people can help me with is how to be detailed.

Hi,
I don't really know how to help you with understanding but I think what would be easy for you is to learn set phrasing and set techniques. Firstly, identify techniques. If you see a metaphor, personification, simile, first person/second person, modal verbs, listing, repetition TALK ABOUT IT.

POINTS TO REMEMBER:

Repetition is nearly always to emphasise a point. The writer uses repetition here to emphasise the fact that he is worried/happy etc.

Listing is used to show a train of thought/ to emphasise something.

The writer uses listing to show his overwhelming train of thought OR the writer uses listing to emphasise the amount of items the girl needs to buy.

First person is used to make it personal/second person is less personal

Metaphors and personification can be used to give a clearer image of a setting/ an event etc.

Structure, long sentences/short sentences= build tension


Naming techniques is good. You do need to understand the text to fully unpack quotations and unfortunately I can't think of any ways to help with that. Practice lots of past papers even if it is just going through past texts and annotating them which techniques. Remember pick a few quotations which you understand and fully analyse them with the above techniques. This is what will get u marks. In terms of timing, practice makes perfect- keep rewriting answers under timed conditions and you will definitely get faster. For Q5, perfect the best answer possible- something simple that can be reused and that can be rewritten in the exam (as long as it answers the question) and that will easily boost ur grade. I really hope that you will improve, sorry if this isn't much help!
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Original post by rimaa0014
hello , am now doing my gcse. basically i am already strongly thinking of resiting eng lang bec my eng is not the best and am getting 4s in my eng mocks . so, for the people who speack arabic as first lang and did the exam, or anyone who’s eng is not there first lang and achieved a 6 in gcse . can u give me some help like how did u studied and resources, who helped u and how. i would be really thankful because i really need a 6 so i can have a chance to apply to unis i want.
Heyyy,
I will post resources below and hopefully you will benefit from them.My main advice would be to know how to answer each question and know what each questions wants from you.Remember the questions are the same every year only the extract changes.GOOD LUCk!You got this inshallah!

Videos:

Mr Bruff: https://youtu.be/yKZ_Tr2Y-CE?si=H3-KPW-s97sTMUQQ

Glow up your grades: https://youtu.be/znkkPeujvNo?si=AF6OZJGmIm7QJG0Q


Useful websites:

MME(key information for each question): GCSE English Revision | Worksheets | Past Papers (mmerevise.co.uk)

MME(past papers): https://mmerevise.co.uk/gcse-english-language-revision/gcse-english-language-past-papers/aqa-gcse-english-language-past-papers/

Save my exams(revision notes/tips/model answers): AQA GCSE English Language Revision Notes 2017 | Save My Exams

Model answers with examiner notes: Paper 2 Marked Answers | AQA English Language (mbrogcseenglish.com)



Some PDF booklets with LOTS OF INFORMATION ABOUT PAPER 2:
Eng lang p2 additional guide.pdf

Question 5: P2 Q5 guidance.pdf

Step by step guide: Eng lang p2 guide.pdf

Mr Bruffs revision guide: mr-bruffs-guide-to-2017-english-language-latest-edition.pdf (hslt.academy)


A list of language methods/techniques for Question 3 and Question 4:

Theres also other methods:
Language devices:

Simile

Metaphor

Hyperbole-exaggeration

Personification

Alliteration

Plosive alliteration:tongue:,b,d,t

Bilabial plosive alliteration:P AND B

Dental plosive alliteration:biggrin: AND T

Guttural alliteration: G C AND K

Fricative alliteration: F,PH AND V

Sibilance-repetition of s

Rule of three

Listing-syndetic/asyndetic

Repetition

Onomatopoeia

Rhetorical questions/interrogative sentence

Oxymoron

Biblical imagery

Polysyndeton-repetition of and,but,or,so

Animal imagery

Zoomorphism-human to animal

Anthropomorphism-animal to human

Chremamorphism-human to object

Colour imagery

Microcosm

Allegory


Key timings and overview:

Reading both sources-15 minutes
Q1-5 minutes true/false statements
Q2-8 minutes summary question SSS
Q3-12 minutes language analyses
Q4-20 minutes -writers viewpoints/perspectives
Q5-45 minutes-5 min plan-35 min write-5 min check-speech/article/letter
Reply 5
Original post by minz1
Heyyy,
I will post resources below and hopefully you will benefit from them.My main advice would be to know how to answer each question and know what each questions wants from you.Remember the questions are the same every year only the extract changes.GOOD LUCk!You got this inshallah!
Videos:

Mr Bruff: https://youtu.be/yKZ_Tr2Y-CE?si=H3-KPW-s97sTMUQQ

Glow up your grades: https://youtu.be/znkkPeujvNo?si=AF6OZJGmIm7QJG0Q


Useful websites:

MME(key information for each question): GCSE English Revision | Worksheets | Past Papers (mmerevise.co.uk)
MME(past papers): https://mmerevise.co.uk/gcse-english-language-revision/gcse-english-language-past-papers/aqa-gcse-english-language-past-papers/

Save my exams(revision notes/tips/model answers): AQA GCSE English Language Revision Notes 2017 | Save My Exams
Model answers with examiner notes: Paper 2 Marked Answers | AQA English Language (mbrogcseenglish.com)
Some PDF booklets with LOTS OF INFORMATION ABOUT PAPER 2:
Eng lang p2 additional guide.pdf
Question 5: P2 Q5 guidance.pdf
Step by step guide: Eng lang p2 guide.pdf
Mr Bruffs revision guide: mr-bruffs-guide-to-2017-english-language-latest-edition.pdf (hslt.academy)

A list of language methods/techniques for Question 3 and Question 4:
Theres also other methods:
Language devices:

Simile

Metaphor

Hyperbole-exaggeration

Personification

Alliteration

Plosive alliteration:tongue:,b,d,t

Bilabial plosive alliteration:P AND B

Dental plosive alliteration:biggrin: AND T

Guttural alliteration: G C AND K

Fricative alliteration: F,PH AND V

Sibilance-repetition of s

Rule of three

Listing-syndetic/asyndetic

Repetition

Onomatopoeia

Rhetorical questions/interrogative sentence

Oxymoron

Biblical imagery

Polysyndeton-repetition of and,but,or,so

Animal imagery

Zoomorphism-human to animal

Anthropomorphism-animal to human

Chremamorphism-human to object

Colour imagery

Microcosm

Allegory


Key timings and overview:

Reading both sources-15 minutes
Q1-5 minutes true/false statements
Q2-8 minutes summary question SSS
Q3-12 minutes language analyses
Q4-20 minutes -writers viewpoints/perspectives
Q5-45 minutes-5 min plan-35 min write-5 min check-speech/article/letter

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