How did you find today's English GCSE Paper 1?

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I found it rather difficult did anybody else? :)

Posted: 16-05-11 14:59 by Nadine Lane

I thought the first 3 questions were fine, but question 4 was just too hard, I found myself babbling! :-?

Posted: 16-05-11 16:21 by Cat Scott

Cat Scott wrote:

I thought the first 3 questions were fine, but question 4 was just too hard, I found myself babbling! :-?

and i thought i was the only one =P ... what about section B what did you guys do??

Posted: 16-05-11 16:26 by manga fan =D

Are you talking about AQA? I did 5, arguing for/against dangerous sports.

Posted: 16-05-11 16:36 by hiuu billy

I was really confident when I opened the book and read the questions, but when I read the inserts, I was completely confused! I think I answer section A question 1 well and maybe 2, but was confused about the facts and opinions for item 2! I couldn't really see any facts? 
I ran out of time and only had 30 mins to write the letter, which i changed the topic half way through my time (i regret doing now) and I chose the persuasive letter to parent about adventure holiday! It was **** I was aiming for an A* and I think I've got C/B. I would't be bothered but I spent ages revising and woke up at 4:50am to cram that extra bit in, and its my birthday, and its ruined it now!!

Posted: 16-05-11 16:38 by Crystal Duffey

It was alright apart from question 4 which was actually quite tough.

Posted: 16-05-11 16:59 by MoGooner

unlucky ... i did the persuade one as well ... but it was really hard ... i'm aiming for a B and i dont think it is going to happen =P 

Posted: 16-05-11 17:00 by manga fan =D

... I did the Describing + narrating paper today "/ Didn't go well as I ran out of time and well i **** at writing :( My target grade is B I doubt i will get a D tbh :'(

Posted: 16-05-11 17:09 by Nadine Lane

oh ... well im sure you will get it ... just have more hope in yourself (i cant talk =P) 

Posted: 16-05-11 17:19 by manga fan =D

haha :) I suppose .. can't change it now though :L 

Posted: 16-05-11 17:35 by Nadine Lane

I thought that the paper was ok, didn't find any of it that easy, nor did I find any too hard. Really hope I've an A*! :(

Posted: 16-05-11 17:49 by Katie Lawrence

WOW .. An A* .. Only in my dreams .. Good luck i'm sure you did great if that was what you were aiming for :)

Posted: 16-05-11 18:16 by Nadine Lane

i thought i was the only one who spent ages on the first section! i only had about 30 mins for the second section and i chose the persuasive one. looking back i feel like i could of added so many more techniques in! i also only did about 5 paragraphs and then ran out of time and i wanted to do sooo much more!!! for the first section i spent agaes on the first question and it was only worth 6 marks. i also felt that the first insert was to long and it took me forever to read all of the text and asorb it **

Posted: 16-05-11 20:48 by annice

I only had like 20 mins for Section B, I did the persuade question! I did SO badly!

Posted: 17-05-11 07:17 by MPR

I Found it okay. I messed up Q.2 awfully (unseen media text) about the fishing trip i just couldn't get my words down :( But hopefully made up for it in the last persuading question i liked that one! Aha Anyone else mess up question 2?

Posted: 17-05-11 14:16 by Lucy Tillbrook

Does anyone remember the describing question? Can someone tell me exactly what it is because I only described a summer landcspae and not a winter one!!

Posted: 09-07-11 19:50 by Amelia