TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Education and Careers Work of any kind can get stressful at times. Ask in this forum if you need help with coursework, applications, and more.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Make Believe Offline
makes everything 20% cooler.
Jeez, get a life!
***********
 
Make Believe's Avatar
 
Name: Kayleigh
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Wales, U.K.

Posts: 6,185
Blog Entries: 190
Join Date: August 31st 2009

How long should a short story be for English GCSE? - November 21st 2011, 04:52 PM

My teacher's being a tit and won't tell us how long it has to be

I wrote a story a few days ago and it's 834 words. Is that enough? It's a draft for the controlled assessment (the new version of coursework)


"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
  Send a message via MSN to Make Believe  
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Everglow. Offline
Did you miss me?
Outside, huh?
**********
 
Everglow.'s Avatar
 
Name: Hollie
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: London

Posts: 4,790
Blog Entries: 721
Join Date: January 19th 2011

Re: How long should a short story be for English GCSE? - November 21st 2011, 06:03 PM

It's really quality not quantity, but roughly two sides is what I was advised during GCSEs.


❤ Nana ❤
1953-2016

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Fictional Offline
Nom ;D
I've been here a while
********
 
Fictional's Avatar
 
Name: Jessy
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: here, stealing all your help =P

Posts: 1,520
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: January 9th 2009

Re: How long should a short story be for English GCSE? - November 21st 2011, 06:19 PM

i did 600 for my creative writing, but that wasn't allowed to be a full story. About two sides of A4 should be about right =)


There's always light at the end of a tunnel, even if you have to pass a few bends to see it.



Proud reciever of a glance from Kyo xD

Mada tooi anataboshi
   
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Make Believe Offline
makes everything 20% cooler.
Jeez, get a life!
***********
 
Make Believe's Avatar
 
Name: Kayleigh
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Wales, U.K.

Posts: 6,185
Blog Entries: 190
Join Date: August 31st 2009

Re: How long should a short story be for English GCSE? - November 21st 2011, 06:42 PM

Sweet It's nearly two sides of A4 printed out (Arial, size 12)

The ending is awful and rushed but I did email it to her asking for advice.


"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
  Send a message via MSN to Make Believe  
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
Fictional Offline
Nom ;D
I've been here a while
********
 
Fictional's Avatar
 
Name: Jessy
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: here, stealing all your help =P

Posts: 1,520
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: January 9th 2009

Re: How long should a short story be for English GCSE? - November 21st 2011, 06:52 PM

I'm sure it's great honey =) Best of luck!


There's always light at the end of a tunnel, even if you have to pass a few bends to see it.



Proud reciever of a glance from Kyo xD

Mada tooi anataboshi
   
  (#6 (permalink)) Old
witchita Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
witchita's Avatar
 
Name: Witchita
Gender: Female

Posts: 16
Join Date: November 27th 2011

Re: How long should a short story be for English GCSE? - November 27th 2011, 07:41 PM

Yeah it honestly is mainly about quality rather than quality.
I retook my English Language, I was soo angry I only got a C for writing five pages, but when I looked back at it I made so many error on spelling and grammar.
My tips to anyone doing English GCSE...
> Plane before you begin to write so then you have a structure
> Teachers say markers dont mark the individual on hand writting but they do (only if it is not clear). Make sure writting is readable, doesnt really have to be neat
> Use points, evidence and explaination to acheive B- A* result. If you dont you'll only secure a C

You'll do great, good luck
   
  (#7 (permalink)) Old
Make Believe Offline
makes everything 20% cooler.
Jeez, get a life!
***********
 
Make Believe's Avatar
 
Name: Kayleigh
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Wales, U.K.

Posts: 6,185
Blog Entries: 190
Join Date: August 31st 2009

Re: How long should a short story be for English GCSE? - November 27th 2011, 09:03 PM

All I want is a C lol. I just want to pass the damn thing and never look back. If my tutor thinks I can get higher than a C then I will sit the higher tier but if not I'm not going to cry over it.


"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
  Send a message via MSN to Make Believe  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
english, gcse, long, short, story

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.