Hello to you all,
Mr Quigley here. I have attached the two PPTs which will form part of each of my revision lessons this week. Do feel free to use them to help with your revision, whether you are in my class or not:
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.
Writing Section Questions:
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!
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)?
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.
The English Department
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?
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!
You may be looking for some exemplar answers for your GCSE revision. Look no further! Read this Foundation Paper Q5 answer and see what you think. What would you give it out of 16? Whether you are a Foundation or Higher paper student give the answer a rewrite to make it better, or so a completely new version of your own.
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!
The English Department
A big well done to Scott Parkins for his winning caption:
“It wasn’t me who drank the green dye – I swear I’m not GILLty.”
Congratulations – the £15 iTunes voucher is winging your way. Happy Christmas!
…Now start revising!