English Language Revision and Support

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Paper 1

Paper 2

AQA Language Specification

What content does this cover?

Section A: Reading (40 marks)

  • One literature fiction text (e.g., a novel or short story) is provided.

  • Students answer questions based on comprehension, inference, language analysis, and evaluation.

 

Section B: Writing (40 marks)

  • Students are given a choice of two writing tasks.

  • They may choose descriptive or narrative writing, with a response to a visual stimulus or given title.

  • Assessment focuses on engagement of reader, content, use of structure, writing techniques and accuracy of language.

  • Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar (SPaG) is worth 20/40 marks

What content does this cover?

Section A: Reading (40 marks)

  • Two non fiction texts provided(linked by theme on ) 19th & 20th C texts..

  • Students answer questions based on comprehension, inference, language analysis, and evaluation.

 

Section B: Writing (40 marks)

  • Students are given one writing task.

  • Assessment focuses explain a point of view on a specific issue. Focus on engagement of reader, content, use of structure, writing techniques and accuracy of language.

  • Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar (SPaG) is worth 20/40 marks

Exam Structure(Timing in minutes)

Q1 Pick out four ideas as directed(4)

Q2 Focus on 3 areas of language and analyse (8)

Q3 Write about the structural choices the writer makes(8)

Q4 Evaluate the point of view you are given exploring how the effect is created.(20)

Exam Structure(Timing in minutes)

Q1 Select 4 true statements(4) 

Q2 Summary of differences or similarities(8)

Q3 Analyse the effects of the writer’s choice of language(12)

Q4 Compare their different perspectives or attitudes & methods the writers use(16)

How should I revise?

AQA Language Paper 1, Section A (Reading):

 

Understand the exam structure and question types.

 

Skills:

Annotate and make notes while reading any text to develop your active reading skills.

 

Learn terminology 

Types of words and their function

Types of sentences and structural devices.

 

Language Techniques:

Revise so you can identify and discuss the use of literary devices and writing techniques. 

 

Build Vocabulary - Have some words to mind that help craft meaning especially in the writing section. 

 

You must undertake practice papers and look at exemplar answers to understand and work on the best way to attempt questions.

How should I revise?

AQA Language Paper 2, Section A (Reading):

 

Understand the exam structure and question types.

 

Skills:

Annotate and make notes while reading any text to develop your active reading skills. Comparison of both texts are needed for this paper, so practise the skill of finding points of comparison as you read.

 

Learn terminology 

Types of words and their function

Types of sentences and structural devices.

 

Language Techniques:

Revise so you can identify and discuss the use of literary devices and writing techniques. 

 

Build Vocabulary - Have some words to mind that help craft meaning especially in the writing section. 

 

You must undertake practice papers and look at exemplar answers to understand and work on the best way to attempt questions.

Writing Q5 Paper 1

Writing Q5 Paper 2

Writing to present a viewpoint

Revise types of writing: Argue, Persuade, Advise, Inform & Explain

 

Revise Forms of writing: Articles, Speeches, Letter, Leaflets. You will not have layout writing in this way but it should have some of the same features and tone. 

Key Revision Techniques:

Brain Dumps

Mind Maps

Flash Cards

Using past papers

Key Revision Techniques:

Brain Dumps

Mind Maps

Flash Cards

Using past papers

Resources

Paper 1 revision and questions 

 

Support document Analysing Language.

 

Support document:Analysing structure

 

Support document: Evaluation

Resources

Paper 2 Summary and suggestions

 

Sample P 2 notes

Other useful resources

Mr Bruff exemplar answers Paper 1 Q5

Paper 1 100% answers

Other useful resources

Mr Bruff exemplar to Paper 2 Q5


 

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