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I can’t really revise for English It’s too late now… I don’t know what to do…
How can you help yourself to do better in the English GCSEs? 1.Where the marks are coming from 2.What you can do to improve your chances of getting more marks
Two separate English GCSEs ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1 x ‘Reading’ exam (40%) 3 x Coursework pieces (40%) 1 x Speaking & Listening task (20%) ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 x exams (75%) 1 x Assessment piece (25%)
There’s still time… ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1 x ‘Reading’ exam (40%) 3 x Coursework pieces (40%) 1 x Speaking & Listening task (20%) ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 x exams (75%) 1 x Assessment piece (25%)
For EVERYTHING! What you have to do: Use accurate Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) How you can help yourself: Teach yourself and practise: Workbooks/worksheets Internet resources CAPITAL LETTERS PUNCTUATION ACCURACY: of/have was/were their/there/they’re
Ask to borrow some… Or just copy some pages…
English Language: Reading exam What you have to do: Read non-fiction texts; answer questions; find information How you can help yourself: Practise with ‘Do it yourself’ examples… Do the practice past papers I’ll give you
Doing it yourself… 1.Read the article 2.Highlight ten things you learn about their relationship 3.Now try to turn some of them into your own words…
Past Papers Ask me (BT) or your teacher for examples of whole papers Ask for examples of individual questions MAKE SURE THEY ARE THE RIGHT ONES!
English Language: 3 x Coursework pieces What you have to do: Write three different pieces (narrative/description; argument; response to an article) How you can help yourself: NOW! Make sure they are all done Check them / ask for them to be checked again Final improvements?
English Language: Speaking & Listening task What you have to do: Individual talk (3 - 4 minutes) Discussion with teacher (6 -7 minutes) How you can help yourself: NOW! Plan and prepare (Cue card? Props? Questions?) Practise, practise, practise
Don’t be like Harrison… …be like Henry!
English Literature: 2 x exams What you have to do: Write about the THREE texts you have studied (‘Of Mice & Men’ plus TWO others) Know the plots, characters and themes inside out Remember some key quotes How you can help yourself: Re-read the books (arrange with me) REVISE (see examples…)
Video Spark Notes 60 Second Recap ‘Thug’ notes 1. Search YouTube…
2. Beg/buy/borrow revision guides…
3. Use Google ‘Advanced Search’ (for PPT)
Choose Microsoft PowerPoint as the file type… Search terms as normal…
Hundreds of revision PowerPoints made by teachers…
SUMMARY You CAN revise for English There is STILL TIME to influence most of your marks There is a wealth of material only a fingertip away…