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    I feel like with these two subjects, I could get anything from a U to an A*, even though I really want the latter - it's like anything can happen with them, and I don't know if the examiners will have dismissed what I wrote as a piece of trash! Time was nasty on these exams too, and they're subjective, so I have no clue what I'll see on the result slip


    Anyone else feel like this?
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    (Original post by goldlock)
    I feel like with these two subjects, I could get anything from a U to an A*, even though I really want the latter - it's like anything can happen with them, and I don't know if the examiners will have dismissed what I wrote as a piece of trash! Time was nasty on these exams too, and they're subjective, so I have no clue what I'll see on the result slip


    Anyone else feel like this?

    Yeah i just keep telling myself that they want to give yo as many marks as possible, not take them off you so as long as you put a few good points in there they won't mark you down for the rubbish around it
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    yeah, i think it does depend quite a lot on your examiner, I was pretty much certain to get A* in Eng Lit at GCSE, but my descriptive piece in the exam was all about love and I realised after that s stereotypical male examiner might not really rate it. I got an A, but oh well, i wrote what I wanted to write and thats the important thing.

    I don't know what you did at Eng Lit, but I did war, and I think its easier to say analytical things that anyone would agree with on a subject like that, so I wouldn't worry too much !

    Good luck!!
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    I really couldn't care less about them.

    I'd rather just get ready fr my ASs
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    meh, not so much english lit as language, messed that one up, I started rambling about death following Heaney and his father around in the poetry section, and I just gave up in the non-fiction prose, most, heck all of my essay looked as though a three-year old had scrawled over it....
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    well i completely mucked up my english lit
    i wrote absolute crap, crap i didnt even know i was capable of writing
    i keep thinking that maybe the examiner wont notice and give me decent marks
    but who am i kidding, really?
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    You know on my lit, for the poems, I only wrote about two Heaneys and two pre 1914s, and didn't do Clarke, kinda scared, but the question said I could choose
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    Yes, ridiculously so; I got like full marks for all the coursework, but in the exams I just panicked, had to write something, anything down, and thus came across as a complete moron (most probably)
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    You won't get a U, trust.

    Unless your answer was:

    "SO DERE'S A POME, UM, YEAHHHHH, ABOUT DA SKY. TLKS BOUT HOW BLUE DA SKY IS INNIT".
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    Been a few years since I sat them but after the exams I thought I'd got a B or C at GCSE Eng Lit and language.... I actually ended up with A*, A*. Just relax, GCSEs are really not hard and to be honest if you talked about a few techniques you're in the money. If you talked about a few more advanced techniques you've probably done excellent I.e pathetic fallacy, hyperbole, chiasmus, hendiadys, semantic fields, punch lines, litotes etc. Actually scratch that - you don't even need to mention the technique names, just say what the writer does and what effect it has on the text. Easy peasy. A Level Eng lit.. now there's a killer.
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    Yesss
    not so mucn english lang
    but i deffo messed up eng lit :|..the poems essay ..
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    (Original post by Revolution is my Name)
    Yes, ridiculously so; I got like full marks for all the coursework, but in the exams I just panicked, had to write something, anything down, and thus came across as a complete moron (most probably)
    Same here
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    Yes - anything that is wholly focused on the writing is a hard one because you never trully know if you've done well or not. Also, I'm on the boundary of A/B so it could fall either way. In Year 10 all my coursework was at a high B but I redrafted and got A for them all so I'm hoping my writing skills have improved and I'll be able to get A for both - that's my goal anyway.
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    Exam was awwwwful,if I don't get A* for English Lit I will be very upset It's my "subject",I'm not that good at anything else! I just wrote a load of crap spewing out technique names without much else which can't have been impressive
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    I am just pissed off because every single english exam i did one really good one but then messed it up in the second part. I could end up with 2 A*s or missing out on them by a couple of marks
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    yes, really really. its like the one subject im ever any good at, but the exams were stupidly hard
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    I felt ridiculously ill during my english exams, and it being my worst subject i AM REALLY WORRIED about them considering i Need a C in lang or lit to do AS pshycology There the only 2 im really worried about tho the rest wernt too bad im SOOOOO confident about maths tbh
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    I'm really worried about English Literature.

    But Eng Lang? :lolwut:
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    my coursework was an A for english lit and i did well in the first section but did hardly any thing for the poem section as i spent to long on the first section, is it still possible me to get at least a C?
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    You won't get a U, trust.

    Unless your answer was:

    "SO DERE'S A POME, UM, YEAHHHHH, ABOUT DA SKY. TLKS BOUT HOW BLUE DA SKY IS INNIT".

    Oh ****! I knew i shouldn't have written that
 
 
 

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