A Late Xmas Present! The June 2012 Higher Paper!

Please find below images from the Higher paper from June 2012. It was requested by one of our industrious and more observant students – are you dining enough revision to keep up? even if you are doing the Foundation paper the red texts can be analysed and you could answer the Writing section answers.

Reading Texts:

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Reading Questions:

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Writing Section Questions:

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How about submitting your answers – it can be anonymous – for other students or your teachers to review and receive feedback on. Remember, if you want to comment and give feedback you must be constructive, specific and kind!

Reading material – Looking for Section A style articles? Look no further

Look at these linked articles and practise your reading skills as part of your revision – can you scan the text for purpose and audience? Can you skim the text for key information? Can you do a PALT analysis (remember: Purpose, Audience, Language and Tone)?

1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9774109/Working-mothers-only-break-even-on-childcare-costs-after-four-months.html

2. http://www.adn.com/2012/12/31/2739314/shell-drilling-rig-is-adrift-again.html

3. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/world/africa/stampede-at-new-years-celebration-kills-dozens-in-ivory-coast.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

Remember to think which type of question the article would be suitable for – remind yourself of the question types and even make your own questions based on these texts and time yourself with a written answer (try ten minutes as a time limit to really test yourself).

Happy reading, well maybe not, they aren’t very happy articles, but they are useful.

Yours,

The English Department

English Revision – More Model Answers

Like the last post, this post includes a Foundation paper model answer. Can you mark it? Can you improve it? Identify what persuasive features the writer has used for effect?

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Feel free to add your own answers to this post and I and other students could supportively critique the response: but remember, if you are making feedback comments, be constructive, be specific and be kind!

Keep revising!

Two New Ace Revision Resources

Happy 2012!

Christmas may be over, but the English department never stop giving! Please find these two really useful revision resources:

1. This leaflet is from AQA and it provides a really short burst of ideas and revision points for The Reading and Writing sections of the exam: AQA Revision leaflet

2. This revision booklet has been produced by an English teacher and shared for free. It has a really useful guide, separated for both Higher and Foundation, into both the Reading and Writing section. There is useful time guidance as well as some good example answer material: http://www.mrbruff.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Mr-Bruff-Revision-Guide2.pdf
Thank you to Mr Bruff!

Enjoy the New Year, but don’t fall behind and not revise for this crucial exam, be the master of your own fate!

Yours,

The English Department