Paper 1 Language – Top Tips

Language paper 1 top tips

Read the attached top tips for your exam tomorrow. Remember to also check the revision guide that was posted a couple of weeks ago.

Language Paper 1 – Revision Card FINAL

 

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Year 9, 10 and 11Writing Homework – Due Monday 4th December

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Success Criteria:

  • Research 5 facts about how Christmas is treated today
  • Use high level vocabulary
  • Write it as an article
  • Use full and varied punctuation
  • Use the language techniques referenced – if you don’t know what they are, ask your teacher or better still, look them up!

Year 9 and 10 Reading Homework

Task – Read the extract carefully

Question: How does Will Crooks use language to try to convey his disgust at the conditions of the workhouse? (12 marks)

You would need to look for:

  • specific language techniques
  • the impact of individual words and phrases
  • Sentences only if relevant

The main thing to think about in each paragraph is: What (What language), How (quotation), Why (Effect on reader and the writer’s intention).

Paper 2 non-fic workhouse ACC – Reading Homework – Lang2 Q3

Top Tips from the Exam Board:

  • You must analyse the effects of the language.  Without this, you will gain very few marks.
  • The clear message is that the subject terms can only ever enhance the language analysis and cannot replace it. The best responses explore in detail the effect of specific words and phrases.
  • Only analyse at a sentence level if you are sure they have something pertinent to say.
  • When analysing the impact of individual words, make sure your analysis is in context e.g analysing the word in terms of its relevance in the quote

Year 11 Revision Guide for the Mocks

Attached is a guide for all of the exams that you will sit for English for the mocks.

It should help you to effectively revise.

However, there are tasks for you to complete.  You can’t just read it and hope for the best. Be active.

Revision Guide for the Mocks

 

Year 8 Reading Homework – due Monday 13th November

The Hunger Games

Task

Read the extract and all classes answer question 1.  8BX and 8By should also answer question 3. 8A should attempt question 4.

See the sentence starters below:

Paper 1 Question 3 sentence starters – Structure Analysis

 

  • In the opening of the extract, the writer immediately focuses the reader’s attention on….
  • This is significant because the writer may be establishing….
  • As the extract is from the_____part of the text, (find this info at the top of the extract), it is likely that this is important because….
  • As the extract develops, writer changes the focus from_______to_______.
  • The writer (gradually/suddenly) shifts the reader’s focus to…
  • This may be because…
  • Towards the end of the extract, the writer focuses our attention on…
  • This may be important because
  • The reader’s experience goes from______(start), to _____(middle), to _______end. This is in order to____________ 

 

Paper 1 Question 4 – Evaluation

Personally, I agree with the statement because……..

  • One of the methods used by the writer is………..
  • This enables me to agree with the statement because it shows………
  • This method is also successful in making me agree with that idea that…….because it……
  • Furthermore, it also makes me agree because………
  • The writer’s choice of the word…… also leads me to agree because it suggests……
  • From this, we also understand…….. which is one of the reasons I agree with the statement
  • Another reason that I agree is because…..
  • Another method the writer uses is……..
  • This enables me to agree with the statement because it shows………
  • This method is also successful in making me agree with that idea that…….because it……
  • Furthermore, it also makes me agree because………
  • The writer’s choice of the word…… also leads me to agree because it suggests……
  • From this, we also understand…….. which is one of the reasons I agree with the statement
  • However, some people may disagree because…..
  • In the extract, one of the methods used by the writer suggests that………..and this is why I do, to some extent, disagree.
  • For example, the writer writes……..
  • This method causes me to disagree because…….
  • The writer’s choice of the word……….is also significant in why I disagree because……