Hopefully you all have bought a copy of the text now. However if you don’t a link to an online copy is below.
- Read Stave 3 of A Christmas Carol.
- You will be tested on your understanding of this after half term.
To help you, here is a link to an online revision guide.
Speaking and listening topics
Spoken Language – Lessons for scheme
Please make sure that you are ready for your appointment on either Monday or Wednesday.
If you are not sure when your appointment is, please ask your English teacher.
Remember that you should speak for 3-4 minutes and then answer questions for 3-4 minutes.
The mark scheme is on the attached powerpoint.
11D and 11E will complete their appointment after half term.
Section B – Narrative Writing Revision
The Powerpoint attached will take you through how to plan for narrative writing.
English Language Paper 1, section b
Task: Read the Extract carefully. Answer the exam question below. There are some hints and tips to help you following the question on this blog post.
The Woman in Black INSERT Paper 1
- You now need to think about the whole of the source. This text is from the middle of a gothic novel.
How has the writer structured the text to make the reader feel as though they are in the graveyard with Arthur?
You could write about:
- what the writer focuses your attention on at the beginning
- how and why the writer changes this focus as the source develops
- any other structural features that interest you.
- [8 marks]
HINTS and TIPS from the Examiners’ Report:
- Students must focus on WHY the writer has chosen to structure the text in this way
- Students should see the text as a construct and look at the overview before breaking it down and analysing the shifts
- Keep subject terminology simple, equilibrium, narrative shifts, shifts in focus, analepsis, prolepsis
- Students should consider the movement through the text and explain why the shifts happened
- Introductions are unlikely to gain marks
- Students should write about: link between beginning and end, symbolism, first person/third person perspective, use of flashback/setting shifts.
- Students should not: write about punctuation, dialogue (unless they have a really pertinent point) say ‘this makes the reader want to read on.