As we know, the Reading section is tricky! Most of you will have completed the past papers, so here are some texts that you can use to create your own reading questions. You should be able to guess which texts fit which question best! Of course, practising comparing texts is essential for that question 4 – worth a huge 16 marks.
Here are the three texts you can use for last minute prep – annotate/highlight and PEE analyse. Devise some questions and time yourself undertaking some answers. Remember: Higher – 1s) Information retreival 2) Linking language and presentational devices 3) Language used to convey feelings 4) Comparison of Language.
Mr M has helpfully provided a couple of Writing section questions to tackle tonight – give them a go to hone your skills:
Write a brief article for a website of your choice telling your readers about an interesting
or unusual place you have visited. Explain why it was memorable.
Your school or college is inviting entries for a writing competition. The topic is
“Too many tests, examinations and assessments are ruining young people’s lives and don’t add to their education’
Write your entry arguing for or against this view. (24 marks)
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!