PEA (Point Evidence Analysis) answers make up around 50% of your marks in GCSE English Language, and 100% of your marks in GCSE English Literature.
The Big Four language features are the most common features used in all sorts of writing. They are also the most common features that examiners want you to notice when answering reading comprehension questions. Section A of both of the AQA GCSE English Language exams, for example, will require you to identify and analyse language features.
Using apostrophes correctly is an easy way to gain more marks in GCSE English exam writing. So, with a little bit of clear thinking, apostrophes can be used correctly every single time. Then sit back and watch those marks roll in.
Spelling ‘there’, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’ can cause major confusion. Learn strategies here to tell them apart and get it right every time.
Capitalising proper nouns is an easy habit to develop but so often ignored. Start here to learn how to capitalise proper nouns and see your marks soar.
Learn how to format paragraphs clearly and consistently. Your text will look more professional, it will be easier to read and you will get higher marks.
Good dialogue, well formatted, can bring a story to life and see you rocket up the mark scale. Learn how to format dialogue in stories here.
Many students ask, “How can I prepare for GCSE English?” This post is the answer to that age-old question. Some even say, “You can’t prepare for GCSE English.” I really worry hear I hear that! Preparation is possible – and vital.