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English gcse make it an a or a

English GCSE: Make it an A or A*


Hello

Hello.


English gcse make it an a or a

Getting a top grade in English is easier than you think


English gcse make it an a or a

Today


English gcse make it an a or a

x


English gcse make it an a or a

What


English gcse make it an a or a

How


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2


English gcse make it an a or a

1 – Listen

2 - Practise


Confidence

self-belief

confidence

risk

Plus … read


English gcse make it an a or a

Visualise what success will feel like


English gcse make it an a or a

What


English gcse make it an a or a

D or lower: inaccurate

C: accurate, plus paragraphs

B: accurate plus a bit interesting

A: accurate, interesting, enjoyable

A*: quirky


English gcse make it an a or a

English -v-

English Literature


English gcse make it an a or a

PAPER 1


English gcse make it an a or a

1:

Reading non-fiction:

understand / presentation / language

Writing to argue / persuade / advise


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PAPER 2


English gcse make it an a or a

2:

Reading poetry

Writing to inform / explain / describe


English gcse make it an a or a

PAPER 1


English gcse make it an a or a

PAPER 2


English gcse make it an a or a

What


English gcse make it an a or a

How


English gcse make it an a or a

Describe the room you are in


English gcse make it an a or a

5

Approaches I wish someone had taught me


1 sentence variety

1: Sentence Variety


English gcse make it an a or a

  • Short and long sentences

  • Less “and” and “but”

  • Link with “that”, “who”, “which”

  • Use 2-part sentences:

    • As …, …

    • Although …, …

    • If …, …

    • -ing …, …

    • -ed …, …


2 vivid vocabulary think senses think metaphors

2: Vivid vocabulary:Think sensesThink metaphors


3 tone changers questions statements dialogue statistics

3: Tone changers:Questions – statements – dialogue – statistics


4 surprise us eg pronouns narrative disjuncture

4: Surprise us(eg pronouns / narrative disjuncture)


5 advanced punctuation

5: Advanced punctuation:: ; (,,)


Practise

Practise …


Describe a person you admire

Describe a person you admire


Write a letter to your headteacher asking for more pe and sport

Write a letter to your headteacher asking for more PE and sport


English gcse make it an a or a

How to prepare for your A/A*


English gcse make it an a or a

Read stuff

Write stuff

Learn vocabulary (eg “suggest”)

Plan

Trick your brain


English gcse make it an a or a

25 mins

+5 mins

Pomodoro Technique


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English GCSE: Make it an A or A*


Spelling matters

Spelling Matters


Spelling is not about intelligence

Test

Spelling is not about intelligence


Spelling is not about intelligence1

3

Spelling is not about intelligence


English gcse make it an a or a

See


English gcse make it an a or a

Hear


Memorise

Memorise


English gcse make it an a or a

See


1 be lie ve

1: Be-lie-ve


2 bu sin ess

2: Bu-sin-ess


3 se para te

3: Se-para-te


4 envi ron ment

4: Envi-ron-ment


English gcse make it an a or a

Hear


5 govern ment

5: Govern+ment


6 feb ru ary

6: Feb-RU-ary


7 happen ed

7: Happen+ed


8 su r prise

8: Sur+prise


9 in ter esting

9: Interesting


Memorise1

Memorise


10 a cc o mm odation

10: Accommodation


11 ski l fu l

11: Skilful


12 necessary

12: Necessary


Spelling is not about intelligence2

Test

Spelling is not about intelligence


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English GCSE: Make it an A or A*


So what have we learned

So what have we learned …?


Good luck

Good Luck!


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English GCSE: Make it an A or A*


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