How to get a 9 in GCSE English Language

    1. Use the writer’s surname (and spell it correctly!) in your response.
    2. Ask yourself- what’s the writer’s attitude on the matter? Is it still valid?
    3. Make sure you stick to your allocated time for each question. Save time to reread your answer!
    4. Ask yourself- Is the writer successful in conveying the important themes?
    5. What effects are created on the reader? Are they positive or negative?
    6. What methods does the writer employ? Why have they been used?
    7. Include explicit (obvious) and implicit (less obvious) interpretations that are believable.
    8. Use your judgment to select quotes that match the question.
    9. Which Assessment Objective is the focus of this question?
    10. Make sure you fully understand that question!
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4 June 2019 Explorations in creative reading and writing (8700/1)
7 June 2019 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives (8700/2)
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