How to get an A* in A-Level English Literature?

How to get an A* in A-Level English Literature?

We all know that studying and working in class are the base steps to perform well in an exam, but here you have some teacher-made tips that can help you get the highest grade in your A-Level English Literature exams:

-๐Ÿ“– Know the texts you have picked like the back of your hand: reading for class is different than reading for pleasure. When you are reading for class, you have to re-read the works as many times as required for you to know exactly what, where, when, why, how and to whom something happens.

-โœMake sure that you writing is formal and academic: the content of your essay is important, so is the form. You cannot write an exam essay as if you were writing an email to a friend, follow the rules of academic English and practice writing formal essays as much as necessary -consult the exemplar essays with high grades that exam boards facilitate ๐Ÿ˜‰.

-๐Ÿ’ก Your ideas have to be properly organized: examiners don’t like essays that are difficult to read, if your ideas are not clear and properly developed, examiners won’t value them. Following the P-E-E structure in each of your paragraphs is always a guarantee of success.

-๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Consult as much bibliography and extra material as possible: the more theories and explanations you have consulted about a literary work, the more ideas and thoughts you will have and the more wholly you will understand a work and its contexts.

Did you know that the first reading of an exam can greatly impact your results?

Did you know that the first reading of an exam can greatly impact your results?๐Ÿค”

Following an adequate technique when first approaching an exam is crucial: it helps you manage your time wisely and maintain motivation, which will ultimately affect your grade. Use the following method to tackle any exam like a pro.

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธCreate a ‘key’ to apply all throughout the exam based on how much you think you know about each question:


For questions you know perfectly and can answer quickly


For questions you know but will take longer to answer


For questions you know in halves


For questions you know only a bit


For questions you don’t know


After you have adequately cataloged your questions, you will start answering the ‘1s’, followed by the ‘2s’, the ‘3s’, the ‘4s’ and, lastly, the ‘5s’.

By following this method, you will make the most of the time you have without wasting time in questions you don’t know and losing it for questions you do know. On top of this, you will also maintain your motivation throughout the exam, which grants betters responses and results.ย ๐Ÿ™Œ

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